I was spending some time researching the lead wedge some times found in scales of straight razors and happened upon this. Found the first chunk an interesting read, definitely have to find time to finish it up but for now I'm done with breakfast and need to get to work.
A 1983 article in the New England Journal of Medicine by Jerome Nriagu, a geochemist, reopened a debate that had been dormant for almost two decades. There, and in a book published later that year, he argued that "lead poisoning contributed to the decline of the Roman empire.
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