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The poisoner's handbook : murder and the birth of forensic medicine in Jazz Age New York / Deborah Blum
Books/Textual Material | Penguin Press | 2010
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New York : Penguin Press, 2010.
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319 pages ; 24 cm
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Prologue: The poison game -- Chloroform (CHCl₃) -- Wood alcohol (CH₃OH) -- Cyanides (HCN, KCN, NaCN) -- Arsenic (As) -- Mercury (Hg) -- Carbon monoxide (CO), part 1 -- Methyl alcohol (CH₃OH) -- Radium (Ra) -- Ethyl alcohol (C₂H₅OH) -- Carbon monoxide (CO), part 2 -- Thallium (Ti) -- Epilogue: The surest poison.
Summary
The untold story of how poison rocked Jazz Age New York City. A pair of forensic scientists began their trailblazing chemical detective work, fighting to end an era when untraceable poisons offered an easy path to the perfect crime. Chief medical examiner Charles Norris and toxicologist Alexander Gettler investigate a family mysteriously stricken bald, factory workers with crumbling bones, a diner serving poisoned pies, and many others. Each case presents a deadly new puzzle and Norris and Gettler create revolutionary experiments to tease out even the wiliest compounds from human tissue. From the vantage of their laboratory it also becomes clear that murderers aren't the only toxic threat--modern life has created a kind of poison playground, and danger lurks around every corner.
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Murder and the birth of forensic medicine in Jazz Age New York.
ISBN
9781594202438
1594202435
9780143118824 (pbk.)
014311882X (pbk.)
9781616647469 (book club edition)
1616647469 (book club edition)
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20161031021858.0
090702s2010 nyu b 001 0 eng cam i
GBB043799 bnb
101527958 DNLM
015516991 Uk
754907815
(OCoLC)430052048 (OCoLC)754907815
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