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There is an extensive literature on arsenic and its history. The chapter notes in this volume provide hundred of references to works on various aspects of the subject. The following selected list, however, can provide an entry into this large and diverse body of literature for the reader interested in learning more about the history of arsenic. Books Burney, Ian. Poison, Detection, and the Victorian Imagination. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 2006. Committee on Medical and Biologic Effects of Environmental Pollution. Arsenic. Washington, DC: National Academy of Sciences, 1977. Cullen, William R. Is Arsenic an Aphrodisiac: The Sociochemistry of an Element. Cambridge, UK: RSC Publishing, 2008. Emsley, John. The Elements of Murder: A History of Poison. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005. Meharg,AndrewA. Venomous Earth: HowArsenic Caused theWorld’sWorst Mass Poisoning. Houndmills, UK: Macmillan, 2005. Watson, Katherine. Poisoned Lives: English Poisoners andTheirVictims. London: Hambledon and London, 2004. Whorton, James C. TheArsenic Century: HowVictorian BritainW as Poisoned at Home, Work, and Play. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. 173 Suggested Further Readings 06_KingOfPoisons_SuggestedFurtherReading_REV1 9/20/12 3:05 PM Page 173 174 SUGGESTED FURTHER READINGS Articles Bartrip, P. W. J. “‘A Pennuth of Arsenic for Rat Poison’: The Arsenic Act of 1851 and the Prevention of Secret Poisoning.” Medical History 36 (1992): 53–69. Bartrip, P. W. J. “How Green Was My Valence?: Environmental Arsenic Poisoning and the Victorian Domestic Ideal.” English Historical Review 109 (1994): 891–913. Bentley, Ronald, andThomas G. Chasteen. “Arsenic Curiosa and Humanity.” Chemical Educator 7 (2002): 51–60. Doyle, Derek. “Notoriety to Respectability:AShort History ofArsenic Prior to Its Present Day Use in Haematology.” British Journal of Haematology 1445 (2009): 309–17. Haller Jr., John S. “Therapeutic Mule: The Use of Arsenic in the NineteenthCentury Materia Medica.” Pharmacy in History 17 (1975): 87–100. Joliffe, D. M. “AHistory of the Use ofArsenicals in Man.” Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 86 (1993): 287–89. Mandal, Badal Kumar, and Kazuo T. Suzuki. “Arsenic Round the World: A Review.” Talanta 58 (2002): 201–35. Scheindlin, Stanley. “The Duplicitous Nature of InorganicArsenic.” Molecular Interventions 5, no. 2 (April 2005): 60–64. Winn, Kenneth H. “Arsenic Eaters in the Nineteenth Century.” Gateway 29 (2009): 74–83. 06_KingOfPoisons_SuggestedFurtherReading_REV1 9/20/12 3:05 PM Page 174 ...


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