Irresponsible (?) ricin responses

Richard S. Matthews matthews at
Mon Oct 16 23:25:32 EST 1995

In article <45o14e$611 at>, <kkaye at> wrote:

> Dear Toxicol. fans - 
>         The recent request by 'Scary gary' for information about ricin strikes
> me as the kind of adolescent request for information to which toxicologists
> need not respond. This chap has placed his request in the context of the
> Bulgarian assassination in London some 12 years ago, and if he's that
> to fantasise about killing some but can't be troubled to go to his own local
> library and look at the Merck index then something is awry somewhere. Besides,
> I resent these crackpot posts: as in the case last week of right-wing
hate mail
> being posted through this newsgroup, I don't see that 'Scary Gary'
deserves the
> dignity of a response.
> Any other views?
> Dr. K.J. Kaye
I agree...The guy who doen't know what the Merck index is probably doesn't
need to know any details about ricin.

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