A Manual of the Detection of Poisons by Medico-Chemical Analysis

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byFriedrich Julius Otto

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1857 Excerpt: ... cannot but acknowledge its superior usefulness. If all the precautions which are mentioned in their proper place, are duly observed, the analyst will certainly obtain very satisfactory results. The few additions which I have thought proper to introduce, are inclosed in brackets. The more important of these occur in the chapter "On the Detection of Hydrocyanic Acid," which has been extended to about double its original size, and in the chapter "On the Detection of Poisonous Alkaloids," to which I have added the reactions of several alkaloids not mentioned in the German original, and the important physiological tests for strychnine. The chapter " On the Detection of Oxalic Acid," is entirely new. I have to apologize for the omission of some notes, relating to cases which have come under the observation of the author. While doing so I intended to furnish an appendix, containing a collection of the most famous foreign and all those American cases whioh offer any interest to the legal chemist; but want of time to bring the necessary material together, and the duties of a laborious professorship, have prevented me from carrying this plan into effect at present. Wm. Elderhorst. TaoT, New York, April, 1857. ON THE DETECTION OF POISONS CHAPTER I. ON THE DETECTION OF ARSENIC. § 1. Arsenio belongs to the class of irritant poisons. Of all the members of this group, which embraces the compounds of the metals, it is for the medical jurist the most important. Arsenic and its compounds are more frequently chosen for the purpose of committing both suicide and murder than any other poison. Out of 543 cases of fatal poisoning, brought before the coroners of England, during the years 1837 and 1838, 186 were due to arsenic.--(Christison.) In France, 616 accusations for poi...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1857 Excerpt: ... cannot but acknowledge its superior usefulness. If all the precautions which are mentioned in their proper place, are duly obser...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021715185X

ISBN - 13:9780217151856

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