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    Re: Powder of Sympathy
    From: John Huth
    Date: 2013 Apr 6, 13:10 -0400
    I think was employed as a plot device in a novel by Umberto Eco, but I forget the title. I was talking with a co-worked who just read Longitude, and he was raving about it - there are a lot of details that one can get into and quibble with, but for giving an outsider an overview of the issue, it certainly hooks people. 


    On Sat, Apr 6, 2013 at 12:17 PM, Norm Goldblatt <ngold---.net> wrote:

    I know most board members are not fond of Dava Sobel's book, but one historical anecdote describing Powder of Sympathy was most amusing. You think anyone really, really employed this method, in earnest? Hard to believe, huh?
    Norm
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