Whether as a defense against predators, a source of magical strength, or a lethal weapon used as lifesaving medical treatment, the story of poison is surprising at every turn. The Power of Poison, a new exhibition opening this Fall, explores poison’s paradoxical roles in nature, human health and history, literature, and myth.
Preview the exhibition here.
Eastern diamondback rattlesnake skull © AMNH/C. Chesek

Whether as a defense against predators, a source of magical strength, or a lethal weapon used as lifesaving medical treatment, the story of poison is surprising at every turn. The Power of Poison, a new exhibition opening this Fall, explores poison’s paradoxical roles in nature, human health and history, literature, and myth.

Preview the exhibition here.

Eastern diamondback rattlesnake skull © AMNH/C. Chesek

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