• Could a 50 Year Old Sample of Cat Brain Tissue Challenge Current Methylmercury Wisdom?

    9 days ago - By HealthWorks Collective

    In 1956, doctors at the Chisso Corporation factory hospital in Minamata, Kumamoto, Japan, received a 5 year old patient with puzzling symptoms; the young girl exhibited convulsions as well as difficulty walking and speaking. When her sister arrived at the hospital with the same symptoms - and the girls' mother mentioned that neighbors had been experiencing the same for some time, doctors launched a larger investigation. What they found was not only troubling, but led to the uncovering of one of the largest mass poisonings of all time.
    First thought to be a contagious disease, what came to...
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