By Sarah Albee
for hundreds of years, humans were poisoning one another—changing own lives and the process empires alike.
From spurned spouses and opponents, to condemned prisoners like Socrates, to endangered emperors like Alexander the good, to modern day leaders like Joseph Stalin and Yasser Arafat, poison has performed a starring function within the loss of life of numerous members. and people are only the planned poisonings. scientific mishaps, grasping “snake oil” salesmen and meals contaminants, toxic Prohibition, and commercial pollution additionally impacted millions.
half heritage, half chemistry, half whodunit, Poison: lethal Deeds, Perilous Professions, and Murderous Medicines lines the position poisons have performed in background from antiquity to the current and shines a ghoulish gentle at the lethal intersection of human nature . . . and mom Nature.
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Poison: Deadly Deeds, Perilous Professions, and Murderous Medicines by Sarah Albee