Polar Poisons: Did Botulism Doom the Franklin Expedition?

@article{Horowitz2003PolarPD,
  title={Polar Poisons: Did Botulism Doom the Franklin Expedition?},
  author={B. Zane Horowitz},
  journal={Journal of Toxicology: Clinical Toxicology},
  year={2003},
  volume={41},
  pages={841 - 847}
}
  • B. Horowitz
  • Published 1 January 2003
  • History
  • Journal of Toxicology: Clinical Toxicology
Abstract In 1845 the Franklin expedition left London with 2 ships and 134 men on board in an attempt to find the route through the Northwest Passage. The ships were built with state‐of‐the‐art technology for their day, but provisioned with supplies from the lowest bidder. After taking on fresh provisions in the Whalefish Islands, off the coast of Greenland, the entire crew was never heard from again. Graves found on remote Beechey Island indicate that three able‐bodied seamen died during the… 
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