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[Perspectives] Liver cirrhosis

In a footnote to his erotically charged botanical poem The Loves of the Plants (1791), Erasmus Darwin, Enlightenment freethinker and Charles Darwin’s grandfather, offered his own eccentric take on the myth of Prometheus as a metaphor for the effect of hard drink on the liver: “The swallowing of drams cannot be better represented in hieroglyphic language than by taking fire into one’s bosom; and certain it is, that the general effect of drinking spirituous liquors is an inflamed, schirrous, or paralytic liver“.