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

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
Title
The poisoner's handbook
Title remainder
murder and the birth of forensic medicine in Jazz Age New York
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Blum
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 crime. Drama unfolds case by case as 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.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blum, Deborah
Dewey number
614/.1309747109041
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6555.U62
LC item number
N373 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poisoning
  • Forensic toxicology
  • Forensic sciences
Label
The poisoner's handbook : murder and the birth of forensic medicine in Jazz Age New York, Deborah Blum
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn430052048
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
319 p.
Isbn
9781594202438
Lccn
2009026461
System control number
(OCoLC)430052048
Label
The poisoner's handbook : murder and the birth of forensic medicine in Jazz Age New York, Deborah Blum
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn430052048
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
319 p.
Isbn
9781594202438
Lccn
2009026461
System control number
(OCoLC)430052048

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