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The Poisoner's Handbook by Deborah Blum
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Sep 18, 11

bookshelves: nonfiction, audiobooks
Read in September, 2011

Prohibition, poison, chemistry, corporations and the early days of pathology. Organized both by poison and chronology, chapters feature a crime case that caused a major change in the public or legislative view of each poison, while following the fortunes of the NYC crime lab, and the changing view of the courts towards forensic pathology. Neat.
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