Doctor Writes in the Gentlemen’s Magazine About the Effects of Eating Mushrooms

Dr. William Heberden writes in the Gentleman's Magazine about the behavior of a family after eating mushrooms.


Physician William Heberden writes to the Gentlemen’s Magazine of a family eating mushrooms, which rendered them “all much disordered”. The man “was unable to shut his eyes and was so giddy he could hardly stand; the woman felt the same symptoms in a more violent degree; and the child, who had but just tasted them, had convulsive agitations in its arms.”