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Poisons of the Past: Molds, Epidemics, and History Paperback – July 24, 1991


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press; Reissue edition (July 24, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300051212
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300051216
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,779,306 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Matossian presents evidence that food poisoning from microfungi in rye bread may have caused widespread hallucinations, low fertility and witch-like behavior during the 14th through the 18th centuries. Illustrated. (Dec.)no PW rev
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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15 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 1, 2000
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Yuk! This book is a serious look at a seldon know subject: poisons in the days gone by. Raw terror! I'm fascinated by it... You'll be, too!
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