What’s Scarier Than Zombies And Vampires? The Real-Life Science They’re Based On.
Medusa's Gaze and Vampire's Bite
By Linda Bucklin
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In Medusa's Gaze and Vampire's Bite: The Science of Monsters, science journalist Matt Kaplan writes of real-life zombies in Haiti, poisoned by a witch's brew of pufferfish and tree frogs, and discusses how rabies infection could explain the vampire's aversion to garlic, water and sunlight.
Medusa's Gaze and Vampire's Bite: The Science of Monsters by Matt Kaplan