Marjorie Grant Whiting

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This is a review of the literature on the use of cycads as food and medicine, with special attention to their toxic properties. In the tropics and subtropics, where the plants are indigenous, their toxicity has long been known. Both gastrointestinal and neurological effects have been reported. Although several toxic components of the plants have been(More)
The multiple facets of cycad research are apparent by sponsorship of a conference by three of the National Institutes of Health: National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Blindness (NINDB), National Institute of Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases (NIAMD), and National Cancer Institute (NCI). Approximately 50 persons attended the oneday meeting held at(More)
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