From: Paul Harrison <pharriso**At_Symbol_Here**UNIVMAIL.CIS.MCMASTER.CA>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] PBS show: The Poisoner's Handbook
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2014 14:14:20 -0500
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This is based on the book of the same name by Deborah Blum (Penguin, 2010) which is a fabulous read.

On Tue, 14 Jan 2014 15:05:42 +0000
"Funck, Steven" wrote:
> I concur. I sat glued to the TV (something I seldom do) during that show!
> Steven S. Funck, MS, CSMM
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> From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Beth Shepard
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> Subject: [DCHAS-L] PBS show: The Poisoner's Handbook
> Good morning--
> As just a note to the group....I just watched a show on PBS American Experience called "The Poisoner's Handbook". It was extremely well done & it shows how far we've come in chemistry & safety.
> It's about how forensic science was developed & how it became part of the justice system. It covers the careers of Charles Norris (1st med. examiner) & Alexander Gettler (head of toxicology lab) in New York City starting in 1918.
> The actual story was fascinating (I geek alert), but the use of truly hazardous materials in consumer products & in workplace exposures shown throughout the narrative was an amazing illustration of why we do what we do & how far we've come in 100 years.
> If you have the opportunity, it's well worth the 2 hr run time to watch it.
> Beth
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