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Poisons of the 1800's
Transcript of Poisons of the 1800's
mostly used on rats on small animals
in many suicide pills
found in the seed of the nux vomica tree
found in Southeast Asia
found in the leaves of laurels bushes
once used to contaminate Tylenol but ended up killing many people
causes very fast death
within minutes water-soluble
unlike other poisons, it is very slow
takes several days to start showing any symptoms used to treat malaria
if used in large doses it is dangerous to the human body Side Effects hearing problems
hypersensitivity (can result in death)
thrombocytopenia (deficiency of platelets in the blood)
causes bleeding to the tissues, bruising, and blood clotting white colored powder
can easily be added to drinks
a biproduct of lead and copper refining also used for:
flypapers Madeleine Smith Case had an affair during a meeting with L' Angelier after the affair, Smiths parents found a suitable husband for her
his name was William Harper Minnoch during the time Madeleine was writing letters to L' Angelier L' Angelier threatened to expose her letters to everyone after this time she was observed for buying arsenic from a druggist's office
signed her name was M. H. Smith on March 23, 1857 L' Anglier died of arsenic poisoning Madeleine was charged with murder and was arrested Atropine Poisoning comes from the berries off of the deadly nightshade bush known as "devil's herb"
can cause hallucinations in small doses
causes death in large doses
eating more three or more berries can kill you discovered in the late 1860's "Madeleine Smith." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 19 Apr. 2013. Web. 17 May 2013. PBS. PBS, n.d. Web. 19 May 2013. "Atropa Belladonna." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 18 May 2013. Web. 19 May 2013.