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Title:
The poisoner's handbook
Author:
Rapley, Rob, director, producer, screenwriter.
Publication Information:
[Arlington, Virginia] : PBS, [2014]

[Arlington, Virginia?] : PBS Distribution, [2014]

©2014
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (120 min.) : sound, color with black & white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Tells the story of the dawn of forensic investigation, focusing on a number of cases of death by poisoning as well as accidental death by exposure to deadly chemicals. Examines the pioneering efforts of New York's first medical examiner Charles Norris and his assistant, toxicologist Alexander Gettler.
General Note:
"Based in part on the book The poisoner's handbook by Deborah Blum."

Originally produced as an episode of the television series: American experience.

"American experience is a production of WGBH."
Language:
English
Reading Level:
TV parental guidelines rating: Not rated.
Added Uniform Title:
American experience (Television program)
ISBN:
9781608830381
UPC:
841887020404
Format :
DVD

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The story of New York City's first medical examiner, Charles Norris (1867-1935), and his chief toxicologist, Alexander Gettler (1883-1968), who pioneered the use of forensic science to explain violent and suspicious deaths. Included: remarks from renowned medical examiners Marcella Fierro and Michael Baden; and author Deborah Blum ("The Poisoner's Handbook"). Oliver Platt narrates. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi