Monthly Archives: September 2014

Mad As A Hatter!

More than 200 years ago, hat making was a profitable business, but it could also be a deadly one. The furs used to make felt hats were dipped in a preservative made with mercury nitrate solutions. The soaking also helped … Continue reading

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Aconite – A two-edged sword!

Many botanical compounds have important medical uses, and some of modern medicine’s most important drug classes were derived initially from plant sources. However, some of these botanical compounds have a very narrow dosage range between a therapeutic effect and toxicity. … Continue reading

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The Socratic Method of Murder!

In 399 BC the philosopher Socrates was found guilty in Athens, Greece of corrupting the youth and refusing to recognize the gods of the state. His crimes centered on his method of teaching—later known as The Socratic Method—in which one … Continue reading

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Allergic to Murder!

We all know that poisons and toxins can kill. I’ve blogged about those often, and such lethal chemicals create interesting focal points for murder scenes and the basis for enticing murder plots. But an unsettling reality is that normal foods … Continue reading

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