A book on the myth of arsenic eaters: a visual study and an exstensive cultural research work.
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‘The Arsenic Eaters’ traces the widespread popular belief that the consumption of arsenic, generally known to be a deadly poison, is beneficial to one’s health. Accordingly, many “poison eaters” were found among the Styrian rural population in the nineteenth century. They ingested arsenic for cosmetic reasons or in order to strenghten their constitution.
The book will be released by The Eriskay Connection in spring 2018.