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American Experience: Poisoner's Handbook DVD
American Experience: Poisoner's Handbook

American Experience: Poisoner's Handbook

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In the early 20th century*the average American medicine cabinet was a would-be poisoner's treasure chest. There was radioactive radium in health tonics*thallium in depilatory creams*and morphine in teething medicine and potassium cyanide in cleaning supplies. While the tools of the murderer's trade multiplied as the pace of industrial innovation increased*the scientific knowledge (and the political will) to detect and prevent the crimes lagged behind. All this changed in 1918*when New York City hired itsfirst scientifically trained medical examiner Charles Norris. Over the course of a decade and a half*Norris and his extraordinarily driven and talented chief toxicologist*Alexander Gettler*would turn forensic chemistry into a formidable science*sending many a murderer to the electric chair and setting the standards that the rest of the country would ultimately adopt.
Title: American Experience: Poisoner's Handbook
Genre: Special Interest-Documentary
Starring: Oliver Platt
Director: Rob Rapley
Studio: PBS (Direct)
Release Date: 2/4/2014
Original Year: 2014
Product Type: DVD
UPC: 841887020404
Item #: 891689X

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