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Is arsenic an aphrodisiac? : the sociochemistry of an element

Author: William R Cullen
Publisher: Cambridge : RSC Publishing, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Up until now, there has been no book that covers arsenic with such breadth. This book is a general appreciation of how much the element, arsenic, has become part of our lives. Written in an entertaining style, it covers the years 1000 BC to the present day. The coverage of the chemistry, toxicology, and medicinal aspects is deliberately kept at a level for the general reader to understand. Is Arsenic an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William R Cullen
ISBN: 9780854043637 0854043632
OCLC Number: 1019976292
Description: xvi, 412 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Medicinal Arsenic: Toxic Arsenic --
Ch. 2. Arsenic Where You Least Expect It --
Ch. 3. Arsine, Scheele's Green, Gosio Gas, and Beer --
Ch. 4. Arsenophobia: A Connection between the Deaths of Infants and Napoleon I --
Ch. 5. Arsenic and Crime: The Law of Intended Consequences --
Ch. 6. Arsenic at War: Mass Murder --
Ch. 7. Arsenic and the Environment --
Ch. 8. Accidental Exposure to Arsenic: The Law of Unintended Consequences.
Responsibility: William R. Cullen.

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"Up until now, there has been no book that covers arsenic with such breadth. This book is a general appreciation of how much the element, arsenic, has become part of our lives. Written in an entertaining style, it covers the years 1000 BC to the present day. The coverage of the chemistry, toxicology, and medicinal aspects is deliberately kept at a level for the general reader to understand. Is Arsenic an Aphrodisiac? The Sociochemistry of an Element covers the way in which this ubiquitous element and its compounds have influenced the lives of the people of the world."--Jacket.

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