Lecture five 10 06 08

Lecture five 10 06 08 - Mushroom poisonings Ancient Rome...

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Mushroom poisonings
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Ancient Rome Mushrooms were a delicacy Caesar's mushroom Consumption was reserved for nobility
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The number and diversity of mushrooms served to you was a measure of your social status
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Boletaria Special pots for cooking mushrooms Boleti = mushrooms
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Ancient Rome Locusta – dispenser of poisons Frequently imprisoned Worked for powerful people 54 A.D. Agrippina
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Locusta – dispenser of poisons Agrippina wife of Emperor Claudius Ancient Rome 54 A.D. Agrippina
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Claudius I Caesar's mushroom Death cap Favorite meal Non-toxic Locusta
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Soaked in water Caesar's mushroom Death cap Poured over [contained toxins] Locusta
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Caesar's mushroom Death cap Claudius consumed Caesar’s mushroom laced with death-cap toxins Claudius died
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Caesar’s mushroom Death cap The ascent of Nero Agrippina Nero Nero became emperor Adopted son of Claudius Son of Agrippina
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Death cap Brittanicus Nero Step-Brother of Nero Nero Heir to the throne
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Contemporary mushroom poisonings
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S.F. General Four call centers
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Frequency of plant exposures AKA Poinsettia
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Help, I ate my poinsettia
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This note was uploaded on 10/03/2009 for the course SAS 30 taught by Professor Wilhelm during the Fall '08 term at UC Davis.

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