Fatality after consuming hallucingenic mushrooms

Matthew McGrath mmcgrath at diamond.tufts.edu
Thu Jun 13 08:18:18 EST 1996


Bradley B. Woods (bwoods at nntp-server.caltech.edu) wrote:
: 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.

: No, it's more like 75 aspirin is approaching a lethal dose.

any higher amount could kill you.  aspirin works very differently in 
different people, making one person's safe high dose lethal in another.  
the mathematical representation is polynomial bifurcation.



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