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  • The Poisoner's Handbook Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York
  • Deborah Blum
  • English
  • 01 October 2019
  • 9781594202438

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The Poisoner's Handbook Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York Free read è 104 And danger lurks around every corner Automobiles choke the city streets with carbon monoxide; potent compounds such as morphine can be found on store shelves in products ranging from pesticides to cosmetics Prohibition incites a chemist's war between bootleggers and government chemists while in Gotham's crowded speakeasies each round of cocktails becomes a game of Russian roulette Norris and Gettler triumph over seemingly unbeatable odds to become the pioneers of forensic chemistry and the gatekeepers of justice during a remarkably deadly time A beguiling concoction that is eual parts true crime twentieth century history and science thriller The Poisoner's Handbook is a page turning account of a forgotten New Yor. of my chattiness about this book here if you so desire One day I left this book downstairs in the kitchen right next to the coffee maker intending to take it upstairs later and the next thing I knew there s a post on my husband s facebook page with a photo of this book that reads as followsHmmmmm first she has me get life insurance then I see this book eatouttonight I didn t really ask for life insurance but his post is kind of spot on regarding this book one of the main points in Blum s study is that for a very long time people who were so inclined could get away with murder when it came to poisoning With very few exceptions in this period of time there were a wide range of toxic poisons that were basically undetectable used as a weapon to get rid of unwanted people That all starts to change with the advent of serious forensic medicine during the 1920s especially under the auspices of two major figures Dr Charles Norris and Dr Alexander Gettler Norris was New York s Chief Medical Examiner while Gettler was a brilliant toxicologist together the two started to change not only the way in which science was used in crime cases but also brought to the fore the emphasis on how government should work to protect its citizens Beyond being just plain interesting it s also a very good look at politics of the time at the failures and dangers of Prohibition and at the unsuspected dangers that lie hidden in some every day products and how science worked to study them and ultimately lead the fight in making lives safer I first came across this book when one night I couldn t sleep and decided to watch anything I could find remotely interesting at 2 am and chose an American Experience episode with this title I was hooked and then discovered that there was a book and that s all it took I enjoyed The Poisoner s Handbook one thing it did for me was that it hit home that in some ways a lot has changed and happily so since that time but in others a lot remains the same Today like in the 1920s many pro business interests in government continue to represent the interests of corporations at the expense of the people who work in their industries there are still people who for some reason I do not fathom continue to insist that science is wrong undermining the work of skilled brilliant people for some political or financial reasons One thing this book takes of a journalistic approach making it highly accessible to everyone which is a good thing I have only one negative thing to say and that s that each chapter ends in some sort of anecdote which not only adds unnecessary fluff but gets tiresome after a while A lot of readers might enjoy that but I m all about keeping the flow going so I didn t But that is just such a nit picky kind of thing that really did not make my interest flag or prevent me from being absorbed in this book and I highly recommend it especially to people who are into historical true crime

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The Poisoner's Handbook Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York Free read è 104 Deborah Blum writing with the high style and skill for suspense that is characteristic of the very best mystery fiction shares the untold story of how poison rocked Jazz Age New York City In The Poisoner's Handbook Blum draws from highly original research to track the fascinating perilous days when a pair of forensic scientists began their trailblazing chemical detective work fighting to end an era when untraceable poisons offered an easy path to the perfect crime Drama unfolds case by case as the heroes of The Poisoner's Handbook chief medical examiner Charles Norris and toxicologist Alexander Gettler investigate a family mysteriously stricken bald Barnum and Bailey's Famous Blue Man factory workers with crumblin. Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel From Beginning to Bookend Combine prohibition bootleggers and poison Mix and pour Drink at your own risk The Poisoner s Handbook is a murderous romp through Jazz Age New York and an enthralling look at the birth of forensic medicine developed in response to the growing number of poisons in illegal alcohol common household products and in the hands of calculating murderers using toxic substances to their nefarious advantageHighly recommend this thoroughly researched work of non fiction to chemistry fanatics and sciencehistory buffs

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The Poisoner's Handbook Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York Free read è 104 G bones a diner serving poisoned pies and many others Each case presents a deadly new puzzle and Norris and Gettler work with a creativity that rivals that of the most imaginative murderer creating revolutionary experiments to tease out even the wiliest compounds from human tissue Yet in the tricky game of toxins even science can't always be trusted as proven when one of Gettler's experiments erroneously sets free a suburban housewife later nicknamed America's Lucretia Borgia to continue her nefarious work From the vantage of Norris and Gettler's laboratory in the infamous Bellevue Hospital it becomes clear that killers aren't the only toxic threat to New Yorkers Modern life has created a kind of poison playground. Mercury Rising One Reviewer s Feverish Reaction to Annoying Trends in Non fiction Book TitlesThrough our secret researches we were able to discover some of the rejected titles for this book Heavy Metal Madness A Stroll Through Some of the More Insalubrious Back Alleys of the Periodic TableCSI Manhattan Murder and Retribution in the Jazz AgeWhere s Fido Estimation of the Median Lethal Dose for Some Common Neurotoxins Under Severe Budgetary ConstraintsMoonshine and Giblets Prohibition Era Recipes for Pickling Organ Meats God Awful Title A Pretty Decent Book About the Origins of Forensic ScienceThough Deborah Blum is a skillful and engaging writer this book never uite soared for me A good editor might have pointed out that presenting a parade of a dozen villainous poisoners is ultimately less affecting than choosing to discuss just one or two The organization of chapters by compound is a little artificial but works reasonably well Including some relevant photos would have greatly improved the book But these are minor uibbles this is a well researched interesting book The material relating to Prohibition was unexpected and fascinating Despite the author s skill this book will never match my own little project in the works At present all I can share is the bewitching title Painted Ladies The Untold Story of the Two Indomitable Donner Party Survivors Who Founded San Francisco s Most Architecturally Charming Brothel and a Nationwide Cosmetics Distribution NetworkOrder your copy now In fact don t just order it Order it in advance