Aqua Tofana

Aqua Tofana was a poisonous liquid, invented by Teofania di Adamo. After her death in 1633 her daughter, Giulia Tofana, sold the liquid at Rome and Naples in vials under the title 'Manna of St Nicholas of Bari'. It was a clear, colourless, tasteless liquid of which only a very small quantity was sufficient to produce death under symptoms which did ...
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