Poisons of the Past: Molds, Epidemics, and History

Mary Kilbourne Matossian, Author Yale University Press $21 (208p) ISBN 978-0-300-05121-6
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
Reviewed on: 07/22/1991
Release date: 07/01/1991
Hardcover - 190 pages - 978-0-300-03949-8
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