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Cereal Killers

Nicholas P. Money

in Triumph of the Fungi: A Rotten History

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195189711
eISBN:
9780199790265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189711.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Microbiology

This chapter discusses fungal diseases of staple cereal crops and their historical and contemporary effects upon agriculture and civilization. Two thousand years ago, the Romans tried to combat wheat ... More


The Turkish Epidemic of Porphyria

in The Turnstone: A Doctor's Story

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237570
eISBN:
9781846314292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237570.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter presents the author's account of a porphyria epidemic in Turkey. In 1955, Dr Cihad Çam, a dermatologist in Diyarbakir in eastern Turkey, saw a large number of children with sores and ... More


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