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The arsenic century : how Victorian Britain was poisoned at home, work, and...

Title: The arsenic century : how Victorian Britain was poisoned at home, work, and play / James C. Whorton.
Author(s)/Relationship(s): Whorton, James C., 1942-
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Description: xxi, 412 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Language: eng
ISBN: 9780199574704 (hbk. : alk. paper)
0199574707 (hbk. : alk. paper)
MeSH Subjects: Arsenic --toxicity
Arsenic Poisoning --history
History, 19th Century
United Kingdom
Notes: NLM copy has dust jacket.
Contents: ’Such an instrument of death and agony’ -- ’A new race of poisoners’ -- A new breed of detectives -- ’The chief terror of poisoners’ -- A penn’orth of poison -- ’Sugared death’ -- ’The hue of death, the tint of the grave’ -- Walls of death -- Physician-assisted poisoning -- ’A very wholesome poison’ -- Poison in the factory and on the farm -- ’Dangers that lie wait in the pint-pot’.
NLM Unique ID: 101532955


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