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The poisoner's handbook : murder and the birth of forensic medicine in jazz age New York, Deborah Blum

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The poisoner's handbook : murder and the birth of forensic medicine in jazz age New York
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The poisoner's handbook
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murder and the birth of forensic medicine in jazz age New York
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Deborah Blum
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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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Title
The poisoner's handbook
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Chronicles the story of New York City's first forensic scientists to describe Jazz Age poisoning cases, including a family's inexplicable balding, Barnum and Bailey's Blue Man, and the crumbling bones of factory workers
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index present
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The poisoner's handbook : murder and the birth of forensic medicine in jazz age New York, Deborah Blum
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Prologue : The poison game -- Chloroform (CHClb3s) -- Wood alcohol (CHb3sOH) -- Cyanides (HCN, KCN, NaCN) -- Arsenic (As) -- Mercury (Hg) -- Carbon monoxide (CO), part 1 -- Methyl alcohol (CHb3sOH) -- Radium (Ra) -- Ethyl alcohol (Cb2sHb5sOH) -- Carbon monoxide (CO), part 2 -- Thallium (Ti) -- Epilogue : The surest poison
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24 cm.
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319 p.
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9781594202438
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2009026461
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regular print
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