Poisons of the Past

Poisons of the Past

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 ...

Author: Mary Allerton Kilbourne Matossian

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300051212

Category: Medical

Page: 190

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Did food poisoning cause the Black Plague, the Salem witch-hunts, and other significant events in human history? 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. "A bold book with a stimulating thesis. Matossian's claims for the role of food poisoning will need to be incorporated into any satisfactory account of past demographic trends."--John Walter, Nature "Matossian's work is innovative and original, modest and reasoned, and opens a door on our general human past that historians have not only ignored, but often did not even know existed."--William Richardson, Environmental History Review "This work demonstrates an impressive variety of cross-national sources. Its broad sweep also reveals the importance of the history of agriculture and food and strengthens the view that the shift from the consumption of mold-poisoned rye bread to the potato significantly contributed to an improvement in the mental and physical health of Europeans and Americans."--Naomi Rogers, Journal of American History "This work is a true botanical-historical tour de force."--Rudolf Schmid, Journal of the International Association of Plant Taxonomy "Intriguing and lucid."--William K. Beatty, Journal of the American Medical Association
Categories: Medical

Past Poisons

Past Poisons

A collection of new historical mysteries by leading American and British historical crime writers, including as Steven Saylor, Anne Perry, Peter Tremayne, Peter Lovesey, and Julian Rathbone, pays tribute to the work of Edith Pargeter, who ...

Author: Maxim Jakubowski

Publisher: Ibooks

ISBN: 1596871601

Category: Fiction

Page: 469

View: 216

A collection of new historical mysteries by leading American and British historical crime writers, including as Steven Saylor, Anne Perry, Peter Tremayne, Peter Lovesey, and Julian Rathbone, pays tribute to the work of Edith Pargeter, who wrote under the pen name of Ellis Peters. Reprint.
Categories: Fiction

Materia Medica Or Provings of the Principal Animal and Vegetable Poisons of the Brazilian Empire

Materia Medica  Or  Provings of the Principal Animal and Vegetable Poisons of the Brazilian Empire

Half past 10 : cold and clammy feet , followed by heat for three hours . Half past
11 : short lancinations in the last two left molares , lower jaw ; numbness in the
bend of the right arm . 495 . Lancination in the right index - finger , and especially
in ...

Author: Benoît Jules Mure

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015063585601

Category: Homeopathy

Page: 220

View: 314

Categories: Homeopathy

A Poisoned Past

A Poisoned Past

This is the story of Margarida de Portu, a medieval French woman accused of poisoning her husband to death.

Author: Steven Bednarski

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442604773

Category: History

Page: 224

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This is the story of Margarida de Portu, a medieval French woman accused of poisoning her husband to death. Through the depositions and accusations made in court, the reader learns not only about Margarida herself, but also about medieval women, female agency, kin networks, solidarity, sex, sickness, medicine, and law. Unlike most histories, this compelling book does not remove the author from the analysis. Rather, it lays bare the working method of the historian, helping the reader learn how historians "do" history and discover the rewards and pitfalls of working with primary sources. The book opens with a chapter on microhistory as a genre, explaining its strengths, weaknesses, and inherent risks. It then tells the narrative of Margarida's criminal trial, including chapters on the civil suits, appeal, and Margarida's eventual fate. A map of late medieval Manosque is provided, as well as an example of a court notary's rough copy, a notarial act, a sample folio of a criminal inquest record. A timeline of Margarida?s life, list of characters, and two family trees provide useful information on key people in the story.
Categories: History

A Treatise on Mineral Vegetable and Animal Poisons Considered as to Their Relations with Physiology Pathology and Medical Jurisprudence

A Treatise on Mineral  Vegetable  and Animal Poisons  Considered as to Their Relations with Physiology  Pathology  and Medical Jurisprudence

It was reported to me that he died at half past seven the same day . The
dissection , which took place the next day , discovered nothing in the lungs , nor
in the digestive canal . Experiment 1lth . At forty minutes past ten , the same
experiment ...

Author: Matthieu Joseph Bonaventure Orfila

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0022800926

Category:

Page: 566

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Parliamentary Debates

Parliamentary Debates

... which effectively takes over the medicines content of the old Poisons Act . The
next step will be a breakdown into four ... It should be improved in the light of the
experience of past administration and changing scientific circumstance , and ...

Author: New Zealand. Parliament. House of Representatives

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3281374

Category:

Page:

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Hearings Reports and Prints of the House Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries

Hearings  Reports and Prints of the House Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries

For the past 2 years one of my principal assignments has been to investigate
predator control practices as carried out in ... the midst of National " Poison
Prevention Week , " the purpose of which is to get householders to clean out old
poisons ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3605900

Category: Fishery law and legislation

Page:

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Categories: Fishery law and legislation

Vital and Health Statistics

Vital and Health Statistics

2000–2003 ..... FIJ.010 In this next set of questions , I will ask about INJURIES
AND POISONINGS that happened in the PAST THREE MONTHS ; that
REQUIRED MEDICAL ADVICE OR TREATMENT , including calls to a poison
control center .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35558005739327

Category:

Page:

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The Ladies Lexicon and Parlour Companion

The Ladies  Lexicon and Parlour Companion

Venom ; any thing ma plundering ; past , plundered : s . il lignant . v . poison ; pr .
par . poison . plunder , plunderer . ing ; past , poisoned s . poisoner PLUNGE . v .
To put or immerse adj . poisonous : s . poisonousness : suddenly under water ...

Author: William Grimshaw

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433070230150

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: 399

View: 634

Categories: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

The Jurist

The Jurist

21 at half . past 12 , and Feb . 23 at 12 , Lon . the 30th ult . before Mr . Wakley , it
appeared that the don : Off Ass . Nicholson ; Sols . Lawrance & Co . , 14 , Old
deceased had poisoned herself by taking about twelve Jewry . chambers , Old
Jewry ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:555007000

Category: Law

Page:

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Categories: Law

History of Licking County O Its Past and Present Containing a Condensed Comprehensive History of Ohio Including an Outline History of the Northwest

    History of Licking County  O   Its Past and Present Containing a Condensed  Comprehensive History of Ohio  Including an Outline History of the Northwest

In some cases the poison broke out annually , and in others the limb for years
was inclined to frequent swellings . After all that was suffered from poisonous
reptiles , it was proved to a demonstration that no animal is so poisonous as man
.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101072317124

Category: Licking County (Ohio)

Page: 822

View: 442

Categories: Licking County (Ohio)

Hall s Gravesend Milton and Northfleet directory and advertiser 1862 89

Hall s Gravesend  Milton and Northfleet directory  and advertiser  1862 89

The dreadful crime of poisoning is of very ancient date . ... In the year 331 B . C . ,
170 Roman Last Quarter . ... 29th , 34 min . past 4 morn . ladies were publicly
executed be cause they had formed a con| SUN MOONS spiracy to poison their ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590456217

Category:

Page:

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Past Lives of the Buddha

Past Lives of the Buddha

Visavanta Jātaka ( Jātaka 69 ) A snake and his poison In the past , when
Brahmadatta was ruling in Bārāṇasī , the Bodhisatta was born into a family of
specialists in curing snake - bite , and earned his living as a physician . One day
a man ...

Author: Pattaratorn Chirapravati (M.L.)

Publisher: River Books Press Dist A C

ISBN: UOM:39015072784559

Category: Art

Page: 296

View: 765

Wat Si Chum is unique among Sukhothai temples. Inside, lining the ceiling of a dark and narrow staircase that leads to an open roof, are 86 inscribed stone reliefs depicting Jatakas, the former lives of Gotama Buddha. Their unique character and unusual arrangement have puzzled generations of scholars.
Categories: Art

Glasgow Poisoning Case

Glasgow Poisoning Case

Not one of them disclosed before death that they had taken poison . In the case of
the recovery , the young woman did not admit she had taken it until after her
recovery the secondary effects the poison . In the previous part of her illness she
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0022273776

Category:

Page: 77

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The Elements of Logic

The Elements of Logic

Fundamentally , the belief that bread will nourish and that arsenic will poison is
supported by past experience — by our ... always nourishes , it will nourish us
today , and that since arsenic always poisons , it will poison us if we eat it today .

Author: Stephen Francis Barker

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: IND:30000087284711

Category: Philosophy

Page: 291

View: 604

This classic, concise introductory logic text is designed for courses that cover both formal and informal logic. The text covers a broad, traditional range of topics and includes a large number of exercises which pointedly illustrate logical principles. Answers to selected exercises are included in the study guide.
Categories: Philosophy

The Purina Encyclopedia of Dog Care

The Purina Encyclopedia of Dog Care

Author: Amy Shojai

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D019219011

Category: Pets

Page: 513

View: 428

From choosing a healthy dog to recognizing a breed's characteristics, a reference guide to dogs includes diagnoses of medical conditions and treatment alternatives.
Categories: Pets

Use of Plants for the Past 500 Years

Use of Plants for the Past 500 Years

The women and girls . ..are very subject to poisoning themselves at the least grief
that betakes them ; the men also poison themselves sometimes . To leave this life
they use the root of hemlock or of citron ( mayapple ) , which they swallow .

Author: Charlotte Erichsen-Brown

Publisher: Aurora, Ont. : Breezy Creeks Press

ISBN: PSU:000006306403

Category: Botany

Page: 510

View: 244

Describes native people's use of plants for food, fuel, fiber, clothing, shelter, utensils, transportation and medicine.
Categories: Botany

THE SANITARY RECORD A JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

THE SANITARY RECORD A JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Bermondsey ; the former was certified to be unvaccinated , astonished to find that
during the last eleven years I have the ... danger of perweeks , further rose to 112
last week , and 34 new cases mitting the use of poisonous pigments and wall ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:555036148

Category:

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A Nutrition Foundations Reprint of Scurvy Past and Present

A Nutrition Foundations  Reprint of Scurvy  Past and Present

For years many have held to the toxic theory , believing that poisons either were
consumed in the food or formed in the intestine by means of bacterial action . At
present this view is held by the minority . The situation in this respect may be ...

Author: Alfred Fabian Hess

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015006716982

Category: Scurvy

Page: 279

View: 512

Categories: Scurvy