Nuts and Old Cheese; or, This is not the cure you are looking for

The following account of hazelnut-related illness brings to mind several important questions. First, was it the hazelnuts that caused the illness, or was this an early e. Coli or salmonella outbreak? Second, what sort of magic cheese cured them, and where can I obtain some?

Several persons have fallen victims to the eating of Nuts to excess. Two young ladies of Southampton-row, last week, from eating immoderately filberts, were both taken extremely ill. One of them died in less than an hour before medical aid could be had; the other was with difficulty saved. Old Cheese was applied with success to
the latter.

The Glasgow Advertiser, 26 October 1801

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