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The Elements of Murder: A History of Poison - Community Reviews back

by John Emsley
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BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it 2 years ago
He was 32-years-old but had gone grey, which he jokingly said was due to quicksilver. Although there is no connection between the two, there is a link between the body burden of several metals and their level in hair. Mercury, lead, arsenic, and antimony, are particularly attracted to the sulphur at...
Reading Maketh a Full Man...
Reading Maketh a Full Man... rated it 11 years ago
This book is unique and very worthwhile to read! I would count it as a 'living book' about chemistry. Living because while it explains the chemistry behind many elements known now to be poisonous, it is told not from a dry technical perspective but within the context of people that were affected b...
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