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Bitter Nemesis : The Intimate History of Strychnine, PDF eBook

Bitter Nemesis : The Intimate History of Strychnine PDF

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Encouraged by the medicinal success of quinine, early 19th century scientists hoped strychnine, another plant alkaloid with remarkable properties, might also become a new weapon against disease.

Physicians tried for over a century, despite growing evidence to the contrary, to treat everything from paralysis to constipation with it.

But strychnine p

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