Medical Information Related to the Salem Witch Trials

Edit: I meant to post this to non­fluffy­pa­gans but I might as well leave it here now.

The fol­low­ing post was on the Net-Gold mail­ing list today—a great source for find­ing ref­er­ence mate­ri­als for any subject.

In any case, I thought it might be of inter­est to any­one doing an aca­d­e­m­ic study of the period.

Salem Witch Trials

If one wants to read about the Salem Witch tri­als that occurred in Salem Mass­a­chu­setts one would prob­a­bly look at data­bas­es or peri­od­i­cal index­es in his­to­ry, reli­gion, lit­er­a­ture, the human­i­ties, and the social sci­ences for the resources cov­er­ing this field and for books as well that are from these dis­ci­plines.  Law and polit­i­cal sci­ence sources would also be rel­e­vant as would the fields of soci­ol­o­gy and anthro­pol­o­gy.  But would the bio­med­ical lit­er­a­ture be a place to look for sources per­ti­nent to this subject?

Rimar Y. Rimar D.
[Witch­es saints and oth­er dis­eases]. [Hebrew] Harefuah.
142(5):383–6, 396, 2003 May

Woolf A.
Witch­craft or myco­tox­in? The Salem witch trials.
Jour­nal of Tox­i­col­o­gy — Clin­i­cal Toxicology.
38(4):457–60, 2000.

Flotte TJ. Bell DA.
Role of skin lesions in the Salem witch­craft trials.
Amer­i­can Jour­nal of Dermatopathology.
11(6):582–7, 1989 Dec.

Spanos NP. Got­tlieb J.
Ergo­tism and the Salem Vil­lage witch trials.
194(4272):1390–4, 1976 Dec 24.

Fos­ter, Min­di D.; Jack­son, Lydia C.; Hart­mann, Ryan;
Woulfe, Shannon
Min­i­miz­ing the Per­va­sive­ness of Women’s
Per­son­al Expe­ri­ences of Gen­der Discrimination.
Psy­chol­o­gy of Women Quarterly.
28(3):224–232, Sep­tem­ber 2004.

Stern­berg, Robert J.
1,2 A Duplex The­o­ry of Hate: Devel­op­ment and Appli­ca­tion to
Ter­ror­ism, Mas­sacres, and Genocide.
Review of Gen­er­al Psychology.
7(3):299–328, Sep­tem­ber 2003.

Nor­man M. MD, Edi­tor; Palmer, Biff F. MD; Revankar, San­jay G. MD
Clin­i­cal Impli­ca­tions of Myco­tox­ins and Stachybotrys.
Amer­i­can Jour­nal of the Med­ical Sciences.
325(5):262–274, May

Woolf, Alan
Witch­craft or Myco­tox­in? The Salem Witch Trials.
Jour­nal of Tox­i­col­o­gy — Clin­i­cal Toxicology.
38(4):457–460, June 2000.

A Wic­ca Or Myco­tox­in? The Salem Witch Trials.
Jour­nal of Tox­i­col­o­gy — Clin­i­cal Toxicology.
37(5):674, August 1999.

It may be a hard pill to swal­low, but there is lit­er­a­ture about the Salem Witch tri­als in med­ical and bio­med­ical journals.

David Dillard
Tem­ple University
(215) 204 — 4584‑l/medref‑l.html
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