Perhaps Sam's choice of drink was the perfect antidote?
on 7/5/11 3:48 PM, Kevin Mac Donnell at [log in to unmask] wrote:
> Twain seemed always to be suffering from bronchitis or carbuncles, neither
> of which are caused by mercury so far as I know, and both were common
> ailments in those days, from common causes having nothing to do with heavy
> metals. Twain also had high exposure to lead dust by virtue of his early
> typesetting days, but his health issues don't seem evidence of
> lead-poisoning either. In fact, for a heavy-smoking 19th century person he
> lived a long active life. I understand he had unimpaired mental acuity as
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