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THE POISONER’S HANDBOOK ANSWER all of the questions below Type your answers-due next week 1. How many New Yorkers died of poisoning in 1922? What are some traits of multiple deaths? - 997 people. Multiple deaths are not natural, not accidents. 2. Who was the chief medical examiner at Bellevue hospital? - Responsible to deal with suspicions deaths. New York coroners. 3. Who could hire a coroner in these times? What was the problem with this? - Anyone who had money, science played no virtually part of the law. 4. Who was the toxicologist at Bellevue? - Alexander Gettler 5. What are some signs of cyanide poisoning? Red spots on the skin, blue lips (trouble breathing) chemical suffocation since cyanide stops the oxygen flow. Where are traces of ingested cyanide found? In the stomach . What was distilled to search for cyanide? Resulting slug of the stomach . How is cyanide unmasked? Adding chemicals to turn it into a deep blue. 6. Did they find cyanide in the Jackson's stomach? No they did not . What animal was cyanide used to poison? Rats How did the police test for cyanide gas entering the apartment? The police set off smoke bombs in the hotel’s basement rooms, where the fumigation took place. 7. What part of the body did they test for cyanide next? The lungs. Who was responsible for the Jackson's death? The manager of the hotel and the fumigator, they were reckless . Is cyanide a byproduct of decomposition? No. What was the result of the case? Both men were let go since Gettler couldn’t prove how cyanide is not a byproduct of decomposition. What did this cause Gettler to do? Prove that cyanide can only produce a small amount of cyanide during decomposition and not as much as the byproduct from Jackson’s body. 8. What artificial materials were being made by chemists? Plastics, cellophane, nylon, polyester. How were natural products being affected by chemicals? Crops were fed with chemical fertilizers and protected with chemical pesticides. Were chemicals regulated in the 1920's? They were only regulated during the warfare but no in civilian life. 9. What were some of brother Charle's symptoms? Seizures, vomiting, his limbs stiffen and were shaking. What was the poison? Arsenic . Where did they get the arsenic? From a bottle called “Flower’s solution” a popular cosmetic tonic.
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  • Winter '17
  • SHAHRAM BAKHTIARI
  • Hemoglobin, Carbon monoxide, Alexander Gettler

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