Deadly Wild or White Snakeroot: The Toxin Behind Milk Fever


“In the early 1800s, milk sickness resulted in the death of thousands of people.The most famous person to die from it was Abraham Lincoln’s mother in 1818.” July 8, 1965  On this day, the Vincennes, Indiana newspaper reported on a sickness caused by snakeroot: It was about 140 years ago, that the town of Hindustan,…

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