American Experience: The Poisoner's Handbook (2014)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Law & Crime, Social History  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The story of New York City's first medical examiner, Charles Norris (1867-1935), and his chief toxicologist, Alexander Gettler (1883-1968), who pioneered the use of forensic science to explain violent and suspicious deaths. Included: remarks from renowned medical examiners Marcella Fierro and Michael Baden; and author Deborah Blum ("The Poisoner's Handbook"). Oliver Platt narrates.

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crime, medical, science