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Poison, Detection and the Victorian Imagination (Encounters


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Introduction 1. Poison and the Victorian imagination 2. Disciplining poison 3. Plain matters of fact: making and representing toxicological knowledge 4. The crime of the age: the case of William Palmer 5. The travails of poison hunting Index

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Ian Burney is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine at the University of Manchester


The research is impeccable, and the quotes from Victorian periodicals and newspapers add a great deal to the book. Catherine Ramsdell, Pop Matters, 31/08/2012 -- .

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