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The Poisoner's Guide to Life - Professor Deborah Blum

6pm Thursday 28 November 2013 (drinks served from 5.30)

We take for granted our CSI-era society in which scientists work with police detectives to solve crimes. But what was it like before we built the profession of forensic medicine, when - as New York City announced in 1918 - the clever poisoner can "operate with impunity" because no one can catch them. This talk explores the building of forensic science in both homicide and in public health and looks at the ways its lessons helps us navigate our chemical world today.

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Thu Nov 28, 2013 5am – 6am GMT (no daylight saving)
Te Whare Aparangi, Royal Society of New Zealand, 11 Turnbull St, Thorndon, Wellington (map)