The Poisoner's Handbook

Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York

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... winning science writer Deborah Blum follows New York City's first forensic scientists to discover a fascinating Jazz Age story of chemistry and ...
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Wrote 1/22/21
The Poisoner's Handbook
The author, an accomplished science journalist, relates the history of the New York City Medical Examiner's Office, and the accomplishments of the scientists who discovered how to solve deadly crimes with objective knowledge. A very interesting and e...Continua

Really interesting story! History, chemistry - all combined to illustrate stories about New York during the early 1900s.

This excellent history of poisons (as a subset of forensic science) is non-fiction, but it reads like a novel. It is jam-packed with information and the many stories that went with the history of the development of poison detection. It deals primaril...Continua

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