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Paperback Poison: An Illustrated History Book

ISBN: 0762770562

ISBN13: 9780762770564

Poison: An Illustrated History

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From Greek philosophers to Russian spies, poisons have a long and colorful history. Easy to obtain and administer, they are often hard to detect or trace. They kill, but they also smooth wrinkles, calm nerves, provide visions, and cure illnesses. The history of poison is also the history of medicine, and it plays a vital role in the histories of science, industry, and agriculture. From arsenic and belladonna to thallium and Zyklon B,Poisonexplores...

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