The poisoner's handbook : murder and the birth of forensic medicine in Jazz Age New York

Blum, Deborah, 1954-

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  • Creator Deborah Blum
  • Format Books
  • Publication New York : Penguin Books, 2011.
  • Physical Details
    • 319 pages ; 21 cm
  • ISBNs 9780143118824, 014311882X
  • OCLC ocn644667154

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.

Notes

  • Originally published: 2010.
  • 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
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