Punch,  37 (1859), 172.

Poison for Breakfast



News-Commentary, Drollery


Nutrition, Narcotics, Disease

    Responding to frequent warnings to those who consume large mushrooms, requests an explanation of the danger such consumers faced by pointing out that while newspapers have represented the horse mushroom as poisonous, many people eat it 'with perfect impunity'. Recommends that warnings to mushroom eaters be 'addressed to all eaters of mushrooms', and be designed to prevent consumption of stale mushrooms, which can be noxious when putrid.

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