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Aqua tofana

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A a clear, colourless, tasteless poisonous arsenic solution sold by Teofania di Adamo in small bottles at exhorbitant prices. The poison has later become in vogue in connection with speculations about whether Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was murdered.

We thank Andre Trombeta for information submitted.


  • H. Sidky:
    Witchcraft, Lycanthropy, Drugs, and Disease: An Anthropological Study of the European Witch-Hunts. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc. 1997.

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