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Bitter nemesis : the intimate history of strychnine

Author: J Buckingham
Publisher: Boca Raton : CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Bitter Nemesis: The Intimate History of Strychnine presents a history of the chemical substance from its discovery to present times. Dr. John Buckingham fuses his eclectic interests into a mix of original research spanning realms of history, medicine, literature, chemistry, and forensics."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J Buckingham
ISBN: 9781420053159 1420053159
OCLC Number: 77503919
Description: xix, 298 pages, [10] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Some disadvantages of a weak constitution --
2. Nuts --
3. The patient generally lies on his back --
4. M. Vauquelin's lack of fame --
5. Perfidious Dutchmen bark up the wrong tree --
6. You will be careful as to the second article --
7. You hold him down, I'll pour it down his throat --
8. Overture to the Sorcerer's apprentice --
9. The fop, the Scotsman and the opium-eater --
10. It will be the test-tube and the retort that will hang him --
11. Shaken in every possible way --
12. Mrs. Dove's brush with the media --
13. That clever Dr. Letheby, so ugly and terrific --
14. Tigers, lions, etc.; six hundred kilograms --
15. The Blue Anchor murder and other outrages --
16. I didn't know it was used for poisoning.
Responsibility: John Buckingham.
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Uncovering details and logistics from the earliest experiments performed in an era when proper scientific trials for testing various drugs were still in their infancy, this book explores strychnine's  Read more...

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"Mixing science, history, and intriguing true accounts with his own touch of humor, Buckingham has created an enjoyable read for anyone with interest in scientific history."-Books to Note, Spring Read more...

 
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