The Poisoner's Handbook
murder and the birth of forensic medicine in jazz age New York
Delicious blend of history and drama, biochemistry and toxicology, and the very beginning of the science of forensics.
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A story of chemistry and detection, poison and murder starring one of New York City's first forensic scientists, and set against a backdrop of the Jazz Age
"A beguiling concoction that is equal parts true crime, twentieth-century history, and science thriller, The Poisoner's Handbook is a page-turning account of a forgotten New York."
Delicious blend of history and drama, biochemistry and toxicology, and the very beginning of the science of forensics. Un-put-downable.
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Deborah Blum: science, journalism and women
Deborah Blum is a Pulitzer-prize winning science writer and has been a professor of journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the USA since 1997. She was relaxing at the divine Raffles Hotel in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates prior to speaking at the inaugural conference of Arab women scientists in September 2009, organised by the Arab Science and Technology Forum, and is busy organising the programme for the world's biggest get-together of science journalists in Cairo in 2011, under the umbrella of the World Federation of Science Journalists.