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    Historical perspectives and web pages

    Dear Editor

    I read the contribution in Historical Perspectives, 'Molten gold was poured down his throat until his bowels burst,'[1] with mounting horror and incredulity. Though the subject atter was unusual and the animal model dubious, I was most puzzled by the nature of the references. The second and fourth references are to web pages. Investigation of these pages shows that both are postings taken from books at lea...

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