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I, Science

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Wellcome Library Insights: Poison

16 April, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Tales of poisonings have had a hold on the popular imagination for centuries, often blurring truth and fiction.

Do untraceable poisons exist? Were there really poison epidemics in the 1850s? Why do so many murderous doctors choose poisoning? And how can the same toxic substances help save your life?

We delve into the archives for answer.


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