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1 Chapter 9 Forensic Toxicology book p: 284
Learning outcomes: 1.Describe the history of forensic toxicology 2.Determine toxins and drugs as evidence detection collection and storage. 3.Describe evidence testing and reporting.
Brief History of Forensic Toxicology o Socrates is one of the earliest reported victims of poisoning (Hemlock, 399 B.C. ) o By the 1600s, poisoning had become a profession. o During the 1800s, methods of chemical analysis were developed to identify poisons. o In 1980, standardized techniques and testing were developed to help determine the cause of death.
Brief History of Forensic Toxicology o In 1959, the FDA was formed. o In 1970, Congress passed the Controlled Substances Act. o Today, less than one-half of one percent of all homicides result from poisoning. o Mathieu Orfila is known as the father of toxicology. (1787-1853)
Brief History of Forensic Toxicology In 1978, Bulgarian

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