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The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York (edição 2011)

por Deborah Blum (Autor)

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The untold story of how poison rocked Jazz Age New York City. A pair of forensic scientists began their trailblazing chemical detective work, fighting to end an era when untraceable poisons offered an easy path to the perfect crime. Chief medical examiner Charles Norris and toxicologist Alexander Gettler investigate a family mysteriously stricken bald, factory workers with crumbling bones, a diner serving poisoned pies, and many others. Each case presents a deadly new puzzle and Norris and Gettler create revolutionary experiments to tease out even the wiliest compounds from human tissue. From the vantage of their laboratory it also becomes clear that murderers aren't the only toxic threat--modern life has created a kind of poison playground, and danger lurks around every corner.… (mais)
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Título:The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York
Autores:Deborah Blum (Autor)
Informação:Penguin Books (2011), Edition: Reprint, 336 pages
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RATING: 3.5
“The Poisoner’s Handbook” is somehow both deeply interesting and detailed yet also strangely repetitive and too detailed. So I really did enjoy reading this (part on audiobook and part in print); the early years of forensic science and poison exploration seem downright WILD at times. I was fascinated by the various stories of killers, government agents, and scientists and all the ways they worked to achieve their ends, both good and evil. I also really like how Blum told these real life stories with a fictional voice, narrating like it was a murder mystery.

On the downside, each chapter (focusing on a different poison) felt like they had the same format. At times, I thought I had accidentally rewound the book because something sounded familiar. There are also times when the topic becomes focused on law, legislation, and government topics; I understand the need to include some of it but honestly parts of it were SO DRY and I don’t think added very much.

All in all, I have a deeper appreciation for forensic science now, and a couple of the stories Blum told have stuck in my head. ( )
  deborahee | Feb 23, 2024 |
This book includes some really heroic tales of the lives of scientists and municipal employees. ( )
  MylesKesten | Jan 23, 2024 |
Warning depictions of animal cruelty

I had difficulty staying interested in this book,it was quite taxing to finish unfortunately. The most frustrating aspect of was the endless amounts of historical vignettes found throughout each chapter. Sometimes it was effective, sometimes creating a quasi emotional connection with the victims. On the other end it was often clunky and unnecessary. Did I really need a recap of the great depression in order to understand the chemical composition of Thalium? No. Or the decor of the medical examiner's office? No. I did however enjoy the more technical passages describing the actual chemistry behind the various poisons and how they were discovered. The lives of Norris and Gettler were also fascinating. Overall I wish the focus was more on chemistry and forensic science,everything else could have been left out. ( )
  OnniAdda | Nov 22, 2023 |
4.75 stars

A truly fascinating look at the history of poisons in America. I learned a lot, which I appreciate in a book, and the writing is not dry like a textbook. One of my favorite reads so far this year!

Note: There is a bit of profanity, and the descriptions of how poisons affect the human body may be too grisly for some readers. ( )
  RachelRachelRachel | Nov 21, 2023 |
A very interesting read about the beginnings of forensic science in New York city. My only quibble would be that the way some of the cases were covered left me feeling like I needed to know more about them, their coverage in this book might not be as in depth as they could be. Perhaps not as satisfying as I may have liked. Also, the descriptions of autopsies and the use of animals in experimental science might be upsetting to some.

That said, the science of the various poisons and how they were used and misused by people was very interesting to read. It's also good to know that bureaucracy was just as rampant in the 1920's and 1930's as it is now.
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  beentsy | Aug 12, 2023 |
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Prohibition is a joke. It has deprived the poor working man of his beer and it has flooded the country with rat poison. - Brooklyn magistrate
The government knows it is not stopping drinking by putting poison in alcohol. It knows what the bootleggers are doing with it and yet it continues its poisoning processes, heedless of the fact that people determined to drink are daily absorbing that poison. Knowing this to be true, the United States Government must be charged with the moral responsibility for the deaths that poisoned liquor causes, although it cannot be held legally responsible. - Charles Norris
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The untold story of how poison rocked Jazz Age New York City. A pair of forensic scientists began their trailblazing chemical detective work, fighting to end an era when untraceable poisons offered an easy path to the perfect crime. Chief medical examiner Charles Norris and toxicologist Alexander Gettler investigate a family mysteriously stricken bald, factory workers with crumbling bones, a diner serving poisoned pies, and many others. Each case presents a deadly new puzzle and Norris and Gettler create revolutionary experiments to tease out even the wiliest compounds from human tissue. From the vantage of their laboratory it also becomes clear that murderers aren't the only toxic threat--modern life has created a kind of poison playground, and danger lurks around every corner.

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