Jimsonweed or Jamestown Weed: A Plant of Peril Through the Ages

Jamestown Weed

“The frantic parents summoned psychiatrists, but it was a botanist, Dr. Otto Emery Jennings of the University of Pittsburgh, who finally solved the mystery.” October 9, 1947 On this day, The Times of Streator, Illinois, shared a story called Ailment of 2 Boys Solved by Botanist. Two eight-year-old boys gave their parents a bad time when…

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