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Fatality after consuming hallucingenic mushrooms

Mycos williams at netshop.net
Sat Jun 8 11:26:21 EST 1996

Joseph Zorzin <redoak at vgernet.net> wrote:

>Alain Gerault wrote:

>> Summary :
>> The authors report the fatality of a 22-year-old man after he and a group of
>> friends voluntarily consumed hallucinogenic mushrooms, in this case Psilocybe
>> semilanceata (Fr. : Fr.) Kummer. According to the best of our knowledge, this
>> cosmopolitan species had never caused any fatality, this is the first
>> observation of this type ever made in the world, so the so-called inocuousness
>> of halluninogenic muhrooms is now questionned.
>> : email :
>> Alain.Gérault at shom.fr

>Yuh, but he took 50? That many asperin would surely kill you too.

Just some useless info for ya. The LD50 (Lethal Dose ) rate for
aspirin is 1000 mg./kg. The math works out to : for a 175lb. man
eating aspirin at 325mg./tablet=approx. 240 tablets. I know your going
to want to file that away for future reference somewhere!

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