237 Newspaper clippings from 1976

This is a slideshow of 237 newspaper clippings from newspapers across the US and Canada in 1976 regarding the publication of an article in Science Magazine by Linnda Caporeal which hypothesized the possibility that the “afflicted” girls during the Salem…

237 Newspaper clippings from 1976

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This is a slideshow of 237 newspaper clippings from newspapers across the US and Canada in 1976 regarding the publication of an article in Science Magazine by Linnda Caporeal which hypothesized the possibility that the “afflicted” girls during the Salem witchcraft trials in 1692 had consumed ergot, a fungal toxin that can grow on cereal grain, and that it was responsible for the hallucinations and pains that the girls reported and were interpreted as having been caused by witches.

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