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The elements of murder : [a history of poison]

Author: John Emsley
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How can a chemical we need on a daily basis to keep us healthy be fatal at a different dose? Why should elements that are intrinsically dangerous be used in medicine? This book shows how humans have used chemicals to both help and harm one another throughout history, and the chemistry behind it all.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Emsley
ISBN: 0192806009 9780192806000
OCLC Number: 65467589
Notes: Originally published: 2005.
Description: xiii, 418 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: The poisonous elements of alchemy --
Mercury. Mercury poisons us all ; Mad cats and mad hatters: accidental mercury poisoning ; The poet and the poison --
Arsenic. Arsenic is everywhere ; Insidious arsenic ; Malevolent arsenic ; Murder revisited: the guilt of Florence Maybrick --
Antimony. Antimony the great cure-all ; Requiem for antimony ; Severin Klosowski alias George Chapman --
Lead. The empire of lead ; Lead and dead ; Lead murders --
Thallium. Driving you hairless ; Graham Young ; Other poisonous elements.
Other Titles: History of poison
Responsibility: John Emsley.

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What killed Charles II? Who thought he had discovered the perfect poison? Why did hatters go mad? This is an account of murderous chemical elements. Through stories of innocent blunders, poisoners of  Read more...

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