The Deadly Dinner Party: and Other Medical Detective Stories
Publish date: September 22nd 2009
Publisher: Yale University Press
Pages no: 264
Edition language: English
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Highly accessible to the layperson about the history of popular poisons and conditions.
Stories of unusual diseases and unexpected outbreaks. The problem is, this is a pretty well-trodden subject, and Edlow doesn't add anything to it. He's got some interesting anecdotes, but his writing is flighty and scattered. Too many tangents; not enough new material. It's not bad, but there ar...