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The Resource The arsenic century : how Victorian Britain was poisoned at home, work, and play, James C. Whorton

The arsenic century : how Victorian Britain was poisoned at home, work, and play, James C. Whorton

Label
The arsenic century : how Victorian Britain was poisoned at home, work, and play
Title
The arsenic century
Title remainder
how Victorian Britain was poisoned at home, work, and play
Statement of responsibility
James C. Whorton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Arsenic is rightly infamous as the poison of choice for Victorian murderers. Yet the great majority of fatalities from arsenic in the nineteenth century came not from intentional poisoning, but from accident. Kept in many homes for the purpose of poisoning rats, the white powder was easily mistaken for sugar or flour and often incorporated into the family dinner. It was also widely present in green dyes, used to tint everything from candles and candies to curtains, wallpaper, and clothing (it was arsenic in old lace that was the danger)
Member of
Cataloging source
MERUC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whorton, James C.
Dewey number
669/.75094109034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA1231.A7
LC item number
W46 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
QV 290
NLM item number
W628a 2010
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arsenic
  • Arsenic
  • Arsenic
  • Arsenic
  • Arsenic Poisoning
  • History, 19th Century
  • United Kingdom
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Arsenic
  • Great Britain
Label
The arsenic century : how Victorian Britain was poisoned at home, work, and play, James C. Whorton
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of Illustrations; 1. 'Such an Instrument of Death and Agony'; 2. 'A New Race of Poisoners'; 3. A New Breed of Detectives; 4. 'The Chief Terror of Poisoners'; 5. A Penn'orth of Poison; 6. 'Sugared Death'; 7. 'The Hue of Death, the Tint of the Grave'; 8. Walls of Death; 9. Physician-Assisted Poisoning; 10. 'A Very Wholesome Poison'; 11. Poison in the Factory and on the Farm; 12. 'Dangers that Lie Wait in the Pint-Pot'; Abbreviations; Notes; Index
Control code
536246931
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 412 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191573446
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)536246931
Label
The arsenic century : how Victorian Britain was poisoned at home, work, and play, James C. Whorton
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of Illustrations; 1. 'Such an Instrument of Death and Agony'; 2. 'A New Race of Poisoners'; 3. A New Breed of Detectives; 4. 'The Chief Terror of Poisoners'; 5. A Penn'orth of Poison; 6. 'Sugared Death'; 7. 'The Hue of Death, the Tint of the Grave'; 8. Walls of Death; 9. Physician-Assisted Poisoning; 10. 'A Very Wholesome Poison'; 11. Poison in the Factory and on the Farm; 12. 'Dangers that Lie Wait in the Pint-Pot'; Abbreviations; Notes; Index
Control code
536246931
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 412 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191573446
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)536246931

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