Deborah Blum on "The Poisoner's Handbook"

October 2, 2011

Deborah Blum tells the remarkable story of the two scientists who invented forensic medicine and figured out how to catch killers using poison.  The late 19th century was the golden age of arsenic, when poisoners got away with murder.   That all changed in the 1920s when these New York scientists learned how to detect toxins in the human body.


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