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The poisoner's handbook

Label
The poisoner's handbook
Title
The poisoner's handbook
Title variation
Poisoner's handbook
Title variation remainder
killer chemistry
Contributor
Commentator
Director
Narrator
Producer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the early 20th century, the average American medicine cabinet was a would-be poisoner's treasure chest: radioactive radium in health tonics, thallium in depilatory creams, morphine in teething medicine and potassium cyanide in cleaning supplies. While the tools of the murderer's trade multiplied as the pace of industrial innovation increased, the scientific knowledge (and political will) to detect and prevent the crimes lagged. This changed in 1918, when New York City hired its first scientifically trained medical examiner, Charles Norris. Over a decade and a half, Norris and his chief toxicologist, Alexander Gettler, turned forensic chemistry into a formidable science, sending many a murderer to the electric chair and setting the standards that the rest of the country would ultimately adopt. Based on the best-selling book by Deborah Blum
Member of
Cataloging source
Midwest
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Directed by Rob Rapley
Intended audience
Rated PG-13
PerformerNote
Narrated by Oliver Platt ; featured expert, Deborah Blum
Runtime
120
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
The poisoner's handbook
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11168993
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1mwtocm11168993
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 120 min.))
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sound, color
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11168993
Publisher number
MWT11168993
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
The poisoner's handbook
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11168993
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1mwtocm11168993
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 120 min.))
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sound, color
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11168993
Publisher number
MWT11168993
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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