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Poisons and poisonings : death by stealth

Author: Tony Hargreaves
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Royal Society of Chemistry, [2017]
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This book will examine poisons, both natural and man-made menaces, and cases based on a particular poison as well as information about how forensic analysis is conducted.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Hargreaves
ISBN: 9781782627173 1782627170
OCLC Number: 956340918
Description: xxii, 297 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Primitive Potions and Poisons --
1.1. Ancient Experiments --
1.2. Cleopatra's Cobra --
1.3. Pythagoras' Potions --
1.4. Mithridates' Mad Honey --
1.5. Volcanic Volatiles --
1.6. Arabic Arsenic --
1.7. Monks and Mandrake --
1.8. Renaissance Medicine --
1.9. Parisian Poisoners --
1.10. Father of Forensics --
1.11. Rest Assured --
1.12. Industrial-scale Killing --
1.13. Baby Killers --
1.14. Self-poisoning --
1.15. Pussies, Puppies and Poison --
1.16. Farmers' Fears --
1.17. Gender Favour --
ch. 2 Chemical Chaos --
2.1. Dosed to Death --
2.2. Acute or Chronic --
2.3. Soluble Cyanide --
2.4. Inject or Inhale --
2.5. Skin Deep --
2.6. Distribution and Excretion --
2.7. Poisons' Reactions --
2.8. Chelates --
2.9. Sequestering --
2.10. pH Balance --
2.11. Crystallised Kidneys --
2.12. Electrons and Ions --
2.13. Solvent and Solute --
2.14. Block the Blood --
2.15. Toxic Oxide --
2.16. Protein and Ricin --
2.17. Antidotes --
ch. 3 Animal and Vegetable --
3.1. Vipers and Venom --
3.2. Puffer Poison --
3.3. Poison Frogs --
3.4. Erection Spider --
3.5. Box Jellyfish --
3.6. Blister Beetle --
3.7. Hot Beetle-spray --
3.8. Malicious Microbes --
3.9. The Black Death --
3.10. In-house Bugs --
3.11. Food Poisoning --
3.12. Canned Corned Beef --
3.13. Offensive Oysters --
3.14. Cooked Ham --
3.15. Food Fraudsters --
3.16. Forensics Finds Foul Food --
3.17. Foul Water --
3.18. Dissolving the Dead --
3.19. Botulinum for Beauty --
3.20. Poisons from Plants --
3.21. Strychnine --
3.22. Aconite --
3.23. Which one for Witches? --
3.24. Puffs of Poison --
3.25. Sherlock's Special Spirit --
3.26. Poison Pellet --
3.27. Lethal Leaves --
3.28. Moulds and Mushrooms --
3.29. Death Cap --
3.30. Mushroom Metals --
3.31. St Anthony's Fire --
3.32. Penicillin --
ch. 4 Mineral Matters --
4.1. Ghastly Gases --
4.2. Underground Gases --
4.3. Rotten-egg Gas --
4.4. Metals --
4.5. Arsenic --
4.6. Napoleonic Tonic --
4.7. Perpetual Pills --
4.8. Quicksilver --
4.9. Isaac Newton --
4.10. Minamata Mercury --
4.11. Yorkshire Witch --
4.12. Plumbism and Poison --
4.13. Painters' Poisons --
4.14. Red Lead in Food --
4.15. Evil Ethyl --
4.16. Old Pope's Bones --
4.17. Thallium Cream --
4.18. Sodium Salt --
4.19. Salt and Cyanide --
4.20. Fluoride --
4.21. Extra-terrestrial Toxins --
4.22. Panspermia --
ch. 5 Poison or Medicine --
5.1. Shipman Serial Poisoner --
5.2. Marilyn's Barbs --
5.3. Truth Drug and Severed Head --
5.4. Lethal but Legal --
5.5. Pennyroyal --
5.6. Name Your Poison --
5.7. Hooper's Hooch --
5.8. Ethanolic Excretions --
5.9. Food or Fuel --
5.10. Tylenol Tampering --
ch. 6 Man-made Menace --
6.1. Cyanide --
6.2. Prussic Poison --
6.3. Mad Monk's Orgy --
6.4. American Gas Chamber --
6.5. Cyanide and a Sedative Cocktail --
6.6. Carbon Monoxide --
6.7. Ten Rillington Place --
6.8. Green Gas Cloud --
6.9. Sarin and Soman --
6.10. Bad Bugs --
6.11. Woolsorter's Disease --
6.12. Phosphorus --
6.13. Acidic Attack --
6.14. Pimlico Poisoning --
6.15. Glue Sniffers --
6.16. Stalin's Warfarin --
6.17. Detergents, Hormones and Plastic --
6.18. Chinese Melamine --
6.19. Screenwash and Antifreeze --
6.20. Phossy Jaw --
6.21. Nitro Nasties --
6.22. Agent Orange --
6.23. Mad Hatters --
6.24. Chimneys and Child Cancer --
6.25. Canaries, Candles and Coal --
6.26. Radioactive Girls --
6.27. Radiation Poisoning --
6.28. Chain Reaction --
6.29. Further Fallout Fears --
6.30. From Fossil to Fissile --
6.31. Dirty Bomb --
6.32. Assassination --
6.33. Vile Volatiles --
6.34. Warming or Dimming --
6.35. Trial, Error and Improvement --
ch. 7 From Poison to Prison --
7.1. Body Changes --
7.2. Where's the Body? --
7.3. Trowel or Shovel --
7.4. Grave Facts --
7.5. Instrument Surveys --
7.6. Burnt Bodies and Bones --
7.7. Spontaneous Combustion --
7.8. Death and Decay --
7.9. Brain Death --
7.10. Corpse Chemistry --
7.11. Dry Eyes --
7.12. Livor Mortis to Rigor Mortis --
7.13. Protein Putrefaction --
7.14. Creepy Crawlies from Coffins --
7.15. Metallic Implants --
7.16. Peat Marsh --
7.17. Hide and Seek --
7.18. Grave Wax --
7.19. Dehydrating the Dead --
7.20. Body Farm --
7.21. Every Contact Leaves a Trace --
7.22. Incident Scene --
7.23. Physical Evidence --
7.24. Body Samples --
7.25. Court Appearance --
ch. 8 Chemistry Clues and Crime --
8.1. Trace or Bulk Analysis --
8.2. Simple, Rapid Tests --
8.3. Non-destructive Tests --
8.4. Analysis --
8.5. Marsh's Arsenic Test --
8.6. Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC) --
8.7. Gas Chromatography (GC) --
8.8. Mass Spectrometry (MS) --
8.9. High-performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) --
8.10. Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS) --
8.11. Infrared Spectroscopy (IR) --
8.12. X-Ray Analysis --
8.13. Neutron Activation Analysis (NAA) --
8.14. DNA and Electrophoresis --
8.15. Spot Tests --
8.16. Roadside Checks --
8.17. Poisoned Air --
8.18. Reconstruction and Simulation --
8.19. What do the Results Mean? --
8.20. Probability --
8.21. Sequence of Events --
8.22. Poisoner Personality --
8.23. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Tony Hargreaves.

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