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The Resource The poisoner's handbook : killer chemistry, an Apograph Productions film for American Experience; produced and directed by Rob Rapley; story by Michelle Ferrari; telescript by Rob Rapley, (videorecording)

The poisoner's handbook : killer chemistry, an Apograph Productions film for American Experience; produced and directed by Rob Rapley; story by Michelle Ferrari; telescript by Rob Rapley, (videorecording)

Label
The poisoner's handbook : killer chemistry
Title
The poisoner's handbook
Title remainder
killer chemistry
Statement of responsibility
an Apograph Productions film for American Experience; produced and directed by Rob Rapley; story by Michelle Ferrari; telescript by Rob Rapley
Title variation
Killer chemistry
Contributor
Film distributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
In the early twentieth century, the average American medicine cabinet was a would-be poisoner's treasure chest. There was radioactive radium in health tonics, thallium in depilatory creams, and morphine in teething medicine and potassium cyanide in cleaning supplies. While the tools of the murderer's trade multiplied as the pace of industrial innovation increased, the scientific knowledge (and the political will) to detect and prevent the crimes lagged behind. But this changed after 1918 when Charles Norris became the first scientifically trained medical examiner in New York City. His work ultimately set the standard for the rest of the country
Member of
Characteristic
videorecording
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American experience (Television program)
Credits note
Edited by Don Kleszy; cinematography, Tim Cragg; music by Nathan Halpern
Dewey number
614.12
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
  • In English dialogue with English subtitles
  • SDH - subtitled for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
LC call number
RA1057
PerformerNote
Narrated by Oliver Platt
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  • Rapley, Rob
  • Ferrari, Michelle
  • Platt, Oliver
  • Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Runtime
120
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  • Chemistry, Forensic
  • Toxicology
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
The poisoner's handbook : killer chemistry, an Apograph Productions film for American Experience; produced and directed by Rob Rapley; story by Michelle Ferrari; telescript by Rob Rapley, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Distribution
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky258542663
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (120 min.)
Isbn
9781608830381
Lccn
865479253
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887020404
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
POIH601
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, widescreen
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The poisoner's handbook : killer chemistry, an Apograph Productions film for American Experience; produced and directed by Rob Rapley; story by Michelle Ferrari; telescript by Rob Rapley, (videorecording)
Distribution
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky258542663
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (120 min.)
Isbn
9781608830381
Lccn
865479253
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887020404
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
POIH601
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, widescreen
Video recording format
DVD

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