Includes bibliographical references (p. 158-169).
|Statement||Sarojeni V. Rengam ... [et al.].|
|Contributions||Rengam, Sarojeni V.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||viii, 176 p. :|
|Number of Pages||176|
|LC Control Number||2008339137|
Poisoned Lives is the first history of the crime to examine poisoning and its consequences as a whole. Unwanted husbands, wives or lovers, illegitimate babies, children killed for the insurance money, relatives, rivals and employers were amongst the . This book is different. Over cases from 19th century to the early 20th century are included, although many as comparisons and not in detail. That said the author does a great job of discussing the 'whys and wherefores' of the crimes - the societal aspects, how they changed, the rise of the police force, and the increased Many of the true /5. Looking at the list of poisons, you might be tempted to think lead is safer than salt or bee sting venom is safer than cyanide. Looking at the lethal dose can be misleading because some of these chemicals are cumulative poisons (e.g., lead) and others are chemicals your body naturally detoxifies in small amounts (e.g., cyanide). Individual biochemistry is also important. In the enduring formulation of Christopher Hitchens in God Is Not Great (): “Religion poisons everything.” But underneath the cynicism, the absolutism, sometimes the smugness, I .
The Best: Deadly Poisons, Ingested or Inhaled 1. Botulinum (ingested) It’s hard to rank the lethality of toxins, but experts agree that botulinum – several orders of magnitude deadlier than. However, this king of poisons has taken many famous lives: Napoleon Bonaparte, George the 3rd of England and Simon Bolivar to name a few. On another note, arsenic, like belladonna, was used by the Victorians for cosmetic reasons. A couple of drops of the stuff made a woman’s complexion white and pale. Just perfect! Share. Tweet. The ways in which tribes, nations, and civilizations plotted with poison against foes are beyond numerous, and include an ancient Hindu treatise advising poisoning the food of enemies, 2nd century BC writings in China advocating the use of a “soul-hunting fog” through the burning of toxic vegetables, and tactics in ancient Greece encouraging the poisoning of vital aqueducts with the. A poison is a substance that causes death or injury when it's ingested, inhaled, or absorbed into the body. Technically, anything can be a you drink enough water, you'll die. It's just a matter of dose.
This book is about poison and poisonings; it explores the facts, fears and fictions that surround this fascinating topic. Poisons attract attention because they are both dangerous and hard to discover. Secretive and invisible, they are a challenging object of representation. How do science studies, literature, and especially film—the medium of the visible—explain and show what is hidden? Poisons seemed to suffer from an identity crisis - is it a scientific book about poisons or is it about people who have used poison? I'm still not sure. The beginning of the book had stories about famous poisoners throughout history, but the second half was about the use of poison in a more overall sense and what the chemical structures were/5(69). General Groups of Poisons The following table lists general groups of poisons and other possibly dangerous substances with information on how the substance may enter the body. These poisons can enter the body by swallowing, breathing, or touching. This information is . Poisons: An Introduction for Forensic Investigators is a concise yet comprehensive overview of toxicants and unanticipated circumstances in which poisoning occurs. This book expands awareness of poisoning possibilities, heightens recognition of the toxic potential of many substances, and provides information to aid in focusing investigations.