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Poisons of the Past : Molds, Epidemics, and History

Poisons of the Past : Molds, Epidemics, and History - 89 edition

ISBN13: 978-0300051216

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ISBN13: 978-0300051216
ISBN10: 0300051212 Edition: 89
Copyright: 1989
Publisher: Yale University Press
Published: 1989
International: No

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Poisons of the Past : Molds, Epidemics, and History - 89 edition

ISBN13: 978-0300051216

Mary K. Matossian

ISBN13: 978-0300051216
ISBN10: 0300051212 Edition: 89
Copyright: 1989
Publisher: Yale University Press
Published: 1989
International: No
Summary

In this pathbreaking book, historian Mary Kilbourne Matossian argues that epidemics, sporadic outbursts of bizarre behavior, and low fertility and high death rates from the fourteenth to the eighteenth centuries may have been caused by food poisoning from microfungi in bread, the staple food in Europe and America during this period.

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