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

Science journalist Deborah Blum shares the untold story of how poison rocked Jazz Age New York City. She tracks the perilous days when 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 c...

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Main Author: Blum, Deborah, 1954-
Format: Book
Published: New York : Penguin Press, 2010.
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Table of Contents:
  • Prologue: the poison game
  • Chloroform
  • Wood alcohol
  • Cyanides
  • Arsenic
  • Mercury
  • Carbon monoxide, part I
  • Methyl alcohol
  • Radium
  • Ethyl alcohol
  • Carbon monoxide, part II
  • Thallium
  • Eliplogue: the surest poison.