Special Lecture: Deadly Cures

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Special Lecture: Deadly Cures

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Deadly Cures: Medical Discoveries from Poisonous Plants Lecture by Dr. Cassandra Quave, Emory University Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 4pm Plants produce a fascinating mixture of biologically active compounds for the purposes of defense against threats in their environment. Over time, people have discovered ingenious ways to transform and make use of plant poisons ranging from applications in agriculture, fishing, hunting, to traditional medicine. Oftentimes, the distinction between poison and medicine comes down to two simple points: dose and intent. Join us as ethnobotanist and curator of the Emory Herbarium Dr. Quave shares how the scientific study of poisonous plants has led to the discovery of some of the leading pharmaceutical drugs in use today. Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition The Power of Poison. Cost: Free. Space is limited and advance reservations are required at 404.929.6400.* *Lecture tickets do not include admission to the Museum or The Power of Poison. Reserved lecture tickets will be available for pick up at the Museum Box Office. Seating for the lecture will begin at 3:45pm.

By: Fernbank Museum of Natural History

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