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== Historical Perspective ==
 
== Historical Perspective ==
The characteristics of gallstones are various. Independent of appearance, however, gallstones from animals are valuable on the market.
 
  
Gallstones are, oddly, a valuable by-product of meat processing, fetching up to US$32&nbsp;per&nbsp;gram in their use as a purported [[antipyretic]] and antidote in the herbal medicine of some cultures, particularly in China. The finest gallstones tend to be sourced from old dairy cows, which are called ''Niu-Huang'' (yellow thing of oxen) in Chinese. Those got from dogs, called ''Gou-Bao'' (treasure of dogs) in Chinese, are also used today. Much as in the manner of diamond mines, slaughterhouses carefully scrutinize official department workers for gallstone theft.<ref>{{cite web |url=http://sunday.ninemsn.com.au/sunday/cover_stories/transcript_785.asp |title=Interview with Darren Wise. Transcript |accessdate=2007-08-25 |work=Sunday}}</ref>
 
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

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