The Death of Claudius Or Mushrooms For Murderers

  title={The Death of Claudius Or Mushrooms For Murderers},
  author={R. Gordon Wasson},
  journal={Botanical Museum leaflets, Harvard University},
  • R. Wasson
  • Published 1972
  • Art
  • Botanical Museum leaflets, Harvard University
For murderers there is only one kind of mushroom worth considering: Amanita phalloides. Almost everyone who dies from mushrooms dies from it ; and most of those who have eaten it have died from it. Even a small piece of the cap may kill a grown man. Specimens are easy to identify and easy to find in season in our latitude from August into October. Their poisonous virtue survives cooking, freezing, drying. To speak more accurately, the deadly species are three in number, for we must add Amanita… 
The history of poisoning: from ancient times until modern ERA
The most famous historical cases of poisoning from the antiquity to the present are reviewed and the chance of disclosure of such crimes has increased, however, the progress in the field of design and production of toxic substances has also gone up.
Evolution of Fungi and Update on Ethnomycology
The production of alcoholic drinks and fermented foods and usage of medicinal microfungi in human history and the evolution of major fungal phyla is reviewed.
Optimal provable robustness of quantum classification via quantum hypothesis testing
From the observation that measurements involved in quantum classification algorithms are naturally probabilistic, a fundamental link is uncovered between binary quantum hypothesis testing and provably robust quantum classification that leads to a tight robustness condition that puts constraints on the amount of noise a classifier can tolerate, independent of whether the noise source is natural or adversarial.