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February 16, 1970

Some Notes on Quail Poisoning

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, Vostanion General Hospital, Mytilene, Lesbos, Greece.

JAMA. 1970;211(7):1186-1187. doi:10.1001/jama.1970.03170070056017

Many authors have attempted to explain the massive deaths of the Jews from the large consumption of quail during their exodus from Egypt. Recent observations lead me to the conclusion that the above mentioned deaths were possibly due to acute myoglobinuria, similar to those deaths observed today in the island of Lesbos after the consumption of quail.