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Mithridates, “deadly poison” in history, and a classic misdiagnosis

Hugh Tunstall-Pedoe Dundee, Scotland     Mithridates VI of Pontus (136-63BC), the Poison King Mithridates VI of Pontus (136-63 BC), a formidable enemy of the Roman Empire, was vanquished after several wars. Intrigue and treachery in pursuit of power were then commonplace. Following the poisoning of his uncle, he usurped, imprisoned, or murdered his mother […]