Poisons of the Past: Molds, Epidemics, and History. Mary Kilbourne Matossian.

Poisons of the Past: Molds, Epidemics, and History

New Haven: Yale University Press, 1989.

Paperback. 9 1/4" X 6 1/4". xiv, 190pp. Very mild shelf wear to covers, corners, and edges. Price sticker to rear cover. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is sound.

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.(Publisher). Very good. Item #6523
ISBN: 0300051212

Price: $20.00