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Betsy

Betsy's Non-Blog

I'm not a blogger. I just love to read.

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Blindsighted
Karin Slaughter
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari Dr
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S. H. Jucha

The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York

The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York - Deborah Blum I really enjoyed this book. It's like a lot of little murder mysteries, interlaced with chemical formulas, details of autopsy procedures, the history of prohibition, and the development of forensic medicine. None of the science was overwhelming for the non-scientist; rather it was fascinating to read about the efforts of the dedicated medical examiners and the properties of their frequent adversaries, the poisons.