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History and forensic science come together in our interactive graphic novel based on the documentary The Poisoner's Handbook. Investigate the cause of death in four historic poisoning cases, and explore toxicology with Alexander Gettler and New York City Medical Examiner Charles Norris in the 1920s.
Follow forensic chemist Alexander Gettler and chief medical examiner Dr. Charles Norris through Jazz-Age New York as they help solve crimes with groundbreaking forensic science. Using four case studies of lethal poisons, you can find the visual evidence, chemical trails, and supporting evidence to uncover the truth and learn some basics about biochemistry – the impact of poisons on the human body.
The use of poison as a murder weapon goes back thousands of years. Forensic toxicology, however, only became an essential tool in criminal investigations and court trials in the U.S. relatively recently. Browse some of the milestones of forensic toxicology in America, and learn more about the historical events that aided scientific understanding of poison and helped establish forensic science.
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