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Re: The Innsmouth Look?

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  • elijaus
    ... of ... sakau ... saw ... Imagine this combined with the aboriginal pratice of tooth filing.
    Message 1 of 3 , Mar 1, 2004
      --- In hplovecraft@yahoogroups.com, lovecraftian@a... wrote:
      > I am currently reading THE ISLAND OF THE COLORBLIND, by Dr Oliver
      > Sacks. In his description of his visit to the Micronesian island
      of
      > Pohnpei (Ponape), I found this startling sentence: "Chronic
      sakau
      > (kava) drinkers, moreover, may develop a hard scaly skin, and we
      saw
      > many older Polynesians with ichthyosis, or 'fish' skin."
      >
      > It seems highly unlikely that HPL could have known of this when he
      > wrote "The Shadow over Innsmouth", so it's an uncanny coincidence.



      Imagine this combined with the aboriginal pratice of tooth filing.
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