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The inheritor's powder : a tale of arsenic, murder, and the new forensic science / Sandra Hempel.

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Author/Creator:
Hempel, Sandra.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2013
Imprint:
First American edition.
Publication:
New York, N.Y. : W.W. Norton & Company, 2013.
Format:
  • Book
  • viii, 278 pages ; 25 cm
Title Variation:
Tale of arsenic, murder, and the new forensic science
Note:
First published in London in 2013 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson with subtitle: A cautionary tale of poison, betrayal and greed.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
  • The fell spirit of the Borgias
  • The big square house in the village
  • A great chain and dependency of things
  • Death by toad or insect
  • That good and pious man
  • There's not much in dying
  • A great degree of inquietude
  • Corroborative proof as to the deleterious article
  • Those low incompetent persons
  • A very active constable
  • The introduction of irritating matter
  • I never saw two things in nature more alike
  • She would not risk her soul into danger
  • Oh my poor mother
  • From the very brink of eternity
  • The sequel of these proceedings
  • What if the chymist should be mistaken?
  • The freezing influence of official neglect
  • I went with a lie in my mouth.
Summary:
Explores how an infamous murder case led to the birth of modern toxicology.
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ISBN:
9780393239713
0393239713

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