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I chose this book after reading the Poisoner's Handbook. The Poisoner's Handbook was more informative, truly the story of the beginnings of forensic pathology. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Anne Johnson
This is a fascinating book. As I read about mercury, I remember seeing a large tube of the mercury ointment that my Grandmother told me was to help heal any scratches or wounds to... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Darene Dorton
I bought this as source material to help me explain an exhibit on poison at the American Museum of Natural History. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Michael Malagold
Excellent Quality, Timely Receipt, Excellent Price. Will definitely use again and recommend to associates.
Dr. John N. Parrigin, CPP, CFE
This might be called "Elements of Murder: a History of Metal Poison," for those are the only kinds of poisons the author is concerned with. Read morePublished on August 26, 2012 by Meaghan
I found this book very useful for my chemclass. I did a presentation of mercury poisoning to my highschool students and they seem so interested in that element.Published on March 27, 2012 by Amazon Customer
There is a lot of interesting history that Emsley has compiled here, but this needed a second run through the editor's office. Read morePublished on February 23, 2011 by Tara Cope
The book sounded interesting, but was a boring, difficult read. I have a scientific background and have read similar books but I could not get past the 20% point in this one. Read morePublished on January 17, 2011 by D. A. Lembree
This book by John Emsley explores the dangerous nature of the elements arsenic, antimony, mercury, lead, and thallium with graphic stories of murders and accidental deaths dating... Read morePublished on May 25, 2009 by RJ Fisher