an exercise in miscellany

Pont-Saint-Esprit

In places on June 18, 2011 at 7:08 am

On 15 August 1951, an outbreak of “poisoning”, marked by acute psychotic episodes and various physical symptoms, occurred in Pont-Saint-Esprit. More than 250 people were involved, including 50 persons interned in asylums and 7 deaths. The’ illness’ affected other parts of France but was the most serious in Pont-Saint-Esprit. The causes of the outbreak have never been identified with certainty but several explanations have been proposed. I believe that LSD was involved.

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