The Two Men (And the One Dinner) That Uncovered the Cause of Botulism

Today we bend Clostridium botulinum to our will, forcing it to make our faces smoother and our actors less able to do their jobs. Once, though, people had no idea what caused the “sausage disease.” It took two good men and one bad dinner to let the world know what was going on.

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Botulism is why we have expiry dates, even if they aren’t very scientific