The latest Google Doodle celebrates Lucy Maud Montgomery’s 141st birthday with scenes from the life of her most famous creation, Anne of Green Gables. One shows Anne Shirley taste a cake and promptly turn green. Given the chemistry of the time, that may be more sinister than we imagine.
Anne of Green Gables is a children’s classic and deservedly so. In one dramatic scene its heroine, Anne Shirley, uses ipecac to save a dying child. Here’s what ipecac would actually have done, and why it fell out of favor.