The Arsenic Century (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
448
Utgivningsdatum
2011-07-14
Förlag
OUP Oxford
Illustrationer
12 integrated halftones
Dimensioner
196 x 127 x 38 mm
Vikt
471 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780199605996
The Arsenic Century (häftad)

The Arsenic Century

How Victorian Britain was Poisoned at Home, Work, and Play

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The story of arsenic in Victorian Britain, looking both at its widespread presence in everything from candles to curtains, and also its more sinister use for murder and suicide.
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<br>James C. Whorton is Professor Emeritus of the History of Medicine at the University of Washington, Seattle, and has written numerous articles and books on the history of medicine and health, including Nature Cures. The History of Alternative Medicine in America, also published by Oxford University Press. <br>

Innehållsförteckning

1. 'Such an Instrument of Death and Agony'; 2. 'A New Race of Poisoners'; 3. A New Breed of Detectives; 4. 'The Chief Terror of Poisoners'; 5. A Penn'orth of Poison; 6. 'Sugared Death'; 7. 'The Hue of Death, the Tint of the Grave'; 8. Walls of Death; 9. Physician-assisted Poisoning; 10. 'A Very Wholesome Poison'; 11. Poison in the Factory and on the Farm; 12. 'Dangers that Lie Wait in the Pint-Pot'; Notes; Index