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The Resource The poisoner's handbook : murder and the birth of forensic medicine in Jazz Age New York, Deborah Blum

The poisoner's handbook : murder and the birth of forensic medicine in Jazz Age New York, Deborah Blum

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The poisoner's handbook : murder and the birth of forensic medicine in Jazz Age New York
Title
The poisoner's handbook
Title remainder
murder and the birth of forensic medicine in Jazz Age New York
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Blum
Title variation
Murder and the birth of forensic medicine in Jazz Age New York
Title variation remainder
murder and the birth of forensic medicine in jazz age New York
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The untold story of how poison rocked Jazz Age New York City. A pair of forensic scientists began their trailblazing chemical detective work, fighting to end an era when untraceable poisons offered an easy path to the perfect crime. Chief medical examiner Charles Norris and toxicologist Alexander Gettler investigate a family mysteriously stricken bald, factory workers with crumbling bones, a diner serving poisoned pies, and many others. Each case presents a deadly new puzzle and Norris and Gettler create revolutionary experiments to tease out even the wiliest compounds from human tissue. From the vantage of their laboratory it also becomes clear that murderers aren't the only toxic threat--modern life has created a kind of poison playground, and danger lurks around every corner
Summary
Chronicles the story of New York City's first forensic scientists to describe Jazz Age poisoning cases, including a family's inexplicable balding, Barnum and Bailey's Blue Man, and the crumbling bones of factory workers
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Writing style
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340420
Cataloging source
DLC
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1954-
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Blum, Deborah
Dewey number
614/.1309747109041
Index
index present
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1190
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Poisoning
  • Forensic toxicology
  • Forensic sciences
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Poisoning
  • Forensic Toxicology
  • History, 20th Century
  • Forensic sciences
  • Forensic toxicology
  • Poisoning
  • New York (State)
  • New York (State)
Target audience
adult
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murder and the birth of forensic medicine in jazz age New York
Label
The poisoner's handbook : murder and the birth of forensic medicine in Jazz Age New York, Deborah Blum
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The poison game -- Chloroform (CHCl3) -- Wood alcohol (CH3OH) -- Cyanides (HCN, KCN, NaCN) -- Arsenic (As) -- Mercury (Hg) -- Carbon monoxide (CO), part 1 -- Methyl alcohol (CH3OH) -- Radium (Ra) -- Ethyl alcohol (C2H5OH) -- Carbon monoxide (CO), part 2 -- Thallium (Ti) -- Epilogue: The surest poison
Control code
ocn430052048
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9781594202438
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2009026461
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)430052048
Label
The poisoner's handbook : murder and the birth of forensic medicine in Jazz Age New York, Deborah Blum
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The poison game -- Chloroform (CHCl3) -- Wood alcohol (CH3OH) -- Cyanides (HCN, KCN, NaCN) -- Arsenic (As) -- Mercury (Hg) -- Carbon monoxide (CO), part 1 -- Methyl alcohol (CH3OH) -- Radium (Ra) -- Ethyl alcohol (C2H5OH) -- Carbon monoxide (CO), part 2 -- Thallium (Ti) -- Epilogue: The surest poison
Control code
ocn430052048
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9781594202438
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2009026461
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)430052048

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