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193 Accum, Frederick, 69 Addington, Anthony, 9–10 Agricola, Georgius (Georg Bauer), 84 Alchemist, The ( Johnson) 73 Anaconda Copper Mining Company, 141–43 Animal feed, arsenic in, 130–31 Archer-Gilligan, Amy, 48 Armstrong murder case, 30–33: Armstrong, Herbert Rowse, 30–33; Armstrong, Katherine Mary Friend, 30–31, 32, 33; Martin, Oswald, 31–32, 33 arsenic: in atmosphere, 110, 140–43; building immunity to, 60, 61, 70–71 (see also arsenic eaters of Styria); concentration in earth’s crust, 2; contamination of drinking water in Bangladesh and West Bengal, 2, 132–34, 169– 70; commercial use becomes widespread, 109–10; detection of, 9–12 (see also Marsh test, Reinsch test); in earth’s crust, 2, 110; ease of obtaining, 8; as element, 2; famous murder cases, 16–46 (see also under names of individual cases); gastrointestinal effects of, 1, 61; most common poison in England, 7–8; as murder weapon in antiquity, 5–6; as murder weapon in 15th-18th centuries, 6–7; as murder weapon in 19th century, 7–8 (see also under names of individual cases); origin of word, 1; physical properties, 1, 5; preservation of human bodies by, 62 (see also embalming: arsenic in); reasons for popularity as poison, 1, 5; restrictions on sale, 12–15; use to promote general health, 22, 26 (see also arsenic eaters of Styria; Styrian defense) Arsenic and Gold (Atkey), 63 Arsenic and Old Lace (Kesserling), 78 Arsenic and Old Paint (Lind), 63 arsenic-based bacteria, 3 arsenic eaters of Styria, 26, 56, 60, 63, 70–71, 134, 151–56 (see also Styrian defense) arsenic flypaper, 25–26, 28–30, 38, 61, 109 arsenic (arsenious) oxide. See arsenic trioxide arsenic sulfides. See orpiment; realgar arsenic trioxide (arsenic oxide), 1, 3, 5, 8, 63, 86, 87, 106, 121, 124, 129, 130, 134, 137, 143, 146, 149, 154, 164, 166, 167 Arsenicum album, 169, 170 arsenophobia, 123, 144 arsine, 10, 60, 103, 107, 121 artificial flowers, arsenic in, 88–89, 109, 111, 114, 117 Asarco, 143 As a Thief in the Night (Freeman), 58–59 Atkey, Bertram, Arsenic and Gold, 63 Bartrip, Peter, 14, 89, 90–91, 109, 112, 119 Bécouer, Jean-Baptiste, 93 Blackstock, Terri, Shadow of Doubt, 62 Blandy murder case, 9–10; Blandy, Mary, 9–10; Cranstoun, William, 9–10 Borgia family, 6 Bureau of Chemistry, United States Department of Agriculture, 127–28, 155 Busch, Charles, Die, Mommy, Die!, 79 candles, arsenic-containing: as murder weapon in fiction, 59, 60–61; manufacture of, 59 Canterbury Tales, The (Chaucer), 73 Case of the Drowsy Mosquito, The (Gardner), 6162 Challenger, Frederick, 122 Chaucer, Geoffrey, The Canterbury Tales, 73 chemical warfare: American University Experiment Station, 48; arsenic used in, 47– 49; British anti-Lewisite, 49; Catholic University of America, 47; Chemical Warfare Service, 47; contamination of sites by chemical agents, 50–51; Griffin, John, 47; human experimentation with chemical agents, 50; Lewsite, 48–49; Lewis, Winifred, Lee, 47–49; Nieuwland, Julius Aloyius, 47– 48; prohibitions on use of, 47, 49, 50; in World War I, 47–49 Index 08_KingOfPoisons_Index_REV1 9/20/12 3:30 PM Page 193 194 INDEX Children’s Employment Commission, 89, 90, 91 Christie, Agatha, 64–68; Easy to Kill, 66; Funerals are Fatal, 68; The Mirror Crack’d, 68; The MysteriousAffair at Styles, 64; They Came to Baghdad, 66; Third Girl, 68; The Tuesday Club Murders, 65–66; What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw, 66 Christison, Robert, 21, 153 chromated copper arsenate (CCA), 107, 137–40; in playground equipment, 139 (see also wood preservative: use of arsenic as) cinchona bark, 148, 149 Cloetta, Max, 155 Clothing, use of arsenic in, 109, 110, 111, 117, 119 Collins, Wilkie, 54–57; The Law and the Lady, 54–57, 55; The Moonstone, 54 Copper arsenate, 130, 147 cosmetic, use of arsenic as, 21, 26, 109, 134–37, 152, 153; defense in murder trial, 21, 22, 26, 56 (see also arsenic eaters of Styria; Styrian defense) Croydon murders, 33–37; Duff, Grace Sidney, 34, 35, 36–37; Duff, Edmund, 34, 36; Elwell, Robert, 34, 35, 36; Sidney, Tom, 34, 36–37; Sidney, Vera, 34, 35, 36; Sidney, Violet, 35–36 Cullen, William, 2, 94, 121, 122–23, 138, 143, 156 d’Aubray, Madeleine-Marguérite, 7 DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane), 106, 124, 128 Death Lights a Candle (Taylor), 60–61 dentistry, arsenic in, 164–65 detective fiction: arsenic in, 53–73; origins of, 53–54; use of actual features of arsenic poisoning in, 56, 57 Devons Great Consols mine, 87, 114 Dickens, Charles, 54 Doherty, Paul...

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9781597978095
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9781597977036
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OCLC
817901966
Pages
208
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2017-01-05
Language
English
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