A Poisonous Method: Arsenic

Join Surgeons Hall Museum Curator for a trilogy of talks exploring why poison was the Victorian murder weapon of choice. Part one Arsenic!

A Poisonous Method: Arsenic

About A Poisonous Method: Arsenic

25th Jan 2021 to 1st Feb 2021
Available from 3pm on Monday the 25th January for 7 days
Online Event Edinburgh
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A whole host of poisons were readily available and accessible to the public in 19th century Scotland. Murder by poison became an increasing worry for authorities and the medical community.

This series will investigate three groups of poisons which were used to commit murder in the 19th century. For each poison we will look at the statistics, economic and social issues, present evidence from murder trials, and discuss the abilities of the authorities and most crucially the medical witness to prove a crime had occurred.

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