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

(Author).
  • ISBN: 9780393239713
  • ISBN: 0393239713
  • Description: viii, 278 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. : W.W. Norton & Company,

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Gloucester Adult New Books New 364.1523/Hempel (Text to phone) Available -
Beverly Main NEW HV 6555 .G7 H46 2013 (Text to phone) Checked out 05/10/2014
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Content descriptions

General Note: First published in London in 2013 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson with subtitle: A cautionary tale of poison, betrayal and greed.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-267) and index.
Contents Note: 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.
Subject: Poisoning > Great Britain > History > 19th century.
Arsenic > Toxicology > Great Britain > History > 19th century.
Murder > Great Britain > History > 19th century.
Toxicology > Great Britain > History > 19th century.
Forensic toxicology.