Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
Did you know that nutmeg can kill you? Are you curious about what agent could make circulation suddenly fail?
In 1893, this text for students and practitioners of forensic medicine and toxicology was state of the art. Today it is a curiosity for those interested in medical history and for authors writing period crime novels.
Particularly appalling to our 21st century sensibilities is that the 19th century equivalent of a roufie (drugging someone for the purposes of rape) was a misdemeanor.
This outdated and out-of-print volume is provided for entertainment purposes only and should not be used as reference material for medical diagnosis or treatment.
For the first time, this long out-of-print volume is available as an affordable, well-formatted book for e-readers and smartphones.
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