The Inheritor's Powder

A Tale of Arsenic, Murder, and the New Forensic Science
Hempel, Sandra (Book - 2013)
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The Inheritor's Powder
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Explores how an infamous murder case led to the birth of modern toxicology.
Authors: Hempel, Sandra
Title: The inheritor's powder
a tale of arsenic, murder, and the new forensic science
Published: New York, N.Y. :, W.W. Norton & Company,, 2013.
Edition: First American edition.
Characteristics: viii, 278 pages ;,25 cm
Notes: First published in London in 2013 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson with subtitle: A cautionary tale of poison, betrayal and greed.
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.
Local Note: 1 2 3
ISBN: 9780393239713
Branch Call Number: 364.1523 HEM
Statement of Responsibility: Sandra Hempel
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-267) and index.
Subject Headings: 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.
Topical Term: Poisoning
Forensic toxicology.
LCCN: 2013024989
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Not as good as The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher--I think because the suspense about the trial is slack.


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