Slideshow: A mysterious kidney disease

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Julia C. Mead
Nov 1, 2007

A mysterious kidney disease

Julia Mead traveled to Croatia to learn how an international team of scientists confirmed that poisoned bread causes a kidney disease endemic to the Balkans and verified that the same toxic ingredient was in herbal supplements used around the world. Photographs by Mirko Beović.

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