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The poisoner's handbook : killer chemistry /
an Apograph Productions film for American Experience ; produced and directed by Rob Rapley ; story by Michelle Ferrari.
description
1 DVD (approximately 120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN
1608830381, 9781608830381
format(s)
DVD
Holdings
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isbn
1608830381
9781608830381
standard identifier
841887020404
publisher #
POIH601
credits note
Edited by Don Kleszy ; cinematography by Tim Cragg ; music by Nathan Halpern.
performer
Narrated by Oliver Platt.
abstract
In the early twentieth century, the average American medicine cabinet was a would-be poisoner's treasure chest. There was radioactive radium in health tonics, thallium in depilatory creams, and 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 the political will) to detect and prevent the crimes lagged behind.
language note
English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
catalogue key
9161103
date/place of event
Originally broadcast by PBS Jan. 7, 2014.
target audience
Rating: TVPG.
technical details
DVD, widescreen, NTSC, region 1, 5.1 surround.

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