Well, at least it threw up all the poison berries before they entered the bloodstream.

Wikipedia has an interesting note on the famous historical figure:

She influenced many key figures and philosophers, most notably Rene Descartes. During her days as head of the Abbey, she provided refuge for many Protestants during a time of great persecution. She is most famous for questioning Descartes' idea of Dualism, or the mind being separate from the body, in addition to questioning his theories regarding communication between the mind and body.

Whatever the mind thought about this sight, the body was probably in full agreement.