Fatality after consuming hallucingenic mushrooms

Mycos williams at netshop.net
Fri Jun 21 03:06:57 EST 1996


mmcgrath at diamond.tufts.edu (Matthew McGrath) wrote:

>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.
LD50 of aspirin: 250 / 175 lb. man




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