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The cultivation of liquorice in Mesopotamia

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 27 April 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1021

MAJOR NEWMARCH, Political Resident in Turkish Arabia and British Consul-General at Baghdad, has just transmitted to the Foreign Office a special dispatch containing many particulars of interest on the liquorice-growing industry in Mesopotamia. The glycyrrhiza from which the commercial article is obtained grows wild throughout the country, and especially on the banks of the Euphrates and the Tigris, extending on the former river from …

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