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Poisons - History of Poison, Gu, Thallium Poisoning, Strychnine Poisoning, Oripavine, List of Extremely Hazardous Substances, Zh (Paperback) Loot Price: R316
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Poisons - History of Poison, Gu, Thallium Poisoning, Strychnine Poisoning, Oripavine, List of Extremely Hazardous Substances,...
Poisons - History of Poison, Gu, Thallium Poisoning, Strychnine Poisoning, Oripavine, List of Extremely Hazardous Substances,...

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 28. Chapters: History of poison, Gu, Thallium poisoning, Strychnine poisoning, Oripavine, List of extremely hazardous substances, Zhu Ling, List of medicine contamination incidents, Toxinology, Elixir sulfanilamide, 1970 ascariasis poisoning incident, Iberiotoxin, Haff disease, Oxymorphazone, Poison ring, Shellfish poisoning, List of types of poison, Lumiflavin, Cantarella, Toxic amblyopia, Spindle poison. Excerpt: The history of poison stretches from before 4500 BC to the present day. Poisons have been used for many purposes across the span of human existence, most commonly as weapons, anti-venoms, and medicines. Poison has allowed much progress in branches, toxicology, and technology, among other sciences. Poison was discovered in ancient times, and was used by primitive tribes and civilizations as a hunting tool to quicken and ensure the death of their prey or enemies. This use of poison grew more advanced, and many of these ancient peoples began forging weapons designed specifically for poison enhancement. Later in history, particularly at the time of the Roman Empire, one of the more prevalent uses was assassination. As early as 331 BC, poisonings executed at the dinner table or in drinks were reported, and the practice became a common occurrence. The use of fatal substances was seen among every social class; even the nobility would often use it to dispose of unwanted political or economic opponents. In Medieval Europe, poison became a more popular form of killing, though cures surfaced for many of the more widely known poisons. This was stimulated by the increased availability of poisons; shops known as apothecaries, selling various medicinal wares, were open to the public, and from there, substances that were traditionally used for curative purposes were employed for more sinister means. At approximately the same time, ..

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Imprint: University-Press.Org
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2013
First published: September 2013
Authors: Source Wikipedia
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 30
ISBN-13: 978-1-230-55685-7
Barcode: 9781230556857
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LSN: 1-230-55685-0

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