PBP021: Truth is the Loneliest Battlefield

Poison Boy rarely has to devote all his attention to a single issue, but the story of Chris McCandless and INTO THE WILD is one worth learning and sharing. The publication of a purely scientific analysis of the biochemical composition of Alaskan Wild Potato seeds by Jon Krakauer has led us to dive deep into the lore and mythology of “Alexander Supertramp”, his journey of self-discovery and his sad, tragic death. In addition, This Week in Tox History covers the Ides of March and the death of Ceasar, Billie Holiday’s bad and good behavior, St.Patrick – past, present and future, the invention of hemodialysis, the Pillsbury DoughBoy (no relation), the Micturating Stones, the Clash and the crash of Teddy Pendergrass, mutiny on the Mississippi, the Japanese sarin subway attack, the Rosenbergs and the agony of defeat, among many other things.

Written by Poison Boy

Gerry O'Malley (a.k.a Poison Boy) is a board certified ER doctor and toxicologist with a interest in the unusual, terrifying and occasionally hilarious world of poisonings and toxicology. This site is an exploration of poisons of historical interest as well as in current events and pop culture.

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