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Chapter 5

Arsenic and Crime: The Law of Intended Consequences

They put arsenic in his meatAnd stared aghast to watch him eat;They poured strychnine in his cupAnd shook to see him drink it up;They shook, they stared as white's their shirt:Them it was their poison hurt.– I tell the tale that I heard told.Mithridates, he died old.A. E. Housman, 1896, A Shropshire...

Publication details

https://doi.org/10.1039/9781847558602-00166
Print publication date
22 Apr 2008
Copyright year
2008
Print ISBN
978-0-85404-363-7
PDF eISBN
978-1-84755-860-2