The Arsenic Century

February 26, 2010, 1:54 am

The TimesOnline recently posted a review of James C. Whorton’s The Arsenic Century: How Victorian Britain was Poisoned at Home, Work, and Play. There seems to be a welcome spate of books looking at historical eras through specific poisons and the devastation they caused.  Several days ago I mentioned Deborah Blum’s The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York. I’m looking forward to reading both these books, and will comment on them at length when I do so.

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