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Chemistry, Medicine, and Crime: Mateu J. B. Orfila (1787-1853) and His Times (2006)

Authors & Contributors: Bertomeu-Sánchez, José Ramón (Editor) ; Nieto-Galán, Agustí (Editor) ;

Abstract: The eleven case studies included in this collective volume shed new light on the development of medical chemistry, forensic toxicology, and the consolidation of expert knowledge and scientific evidence as conclusive legal proof in European courtrooms through the 19th Century. They show that the Spanish physician and chemist Mateu Orfila was a key-actor in these changes. His work offers new material for further studies on the development of legal and scientific cultures of inquiry and their interactions in different national contexts. His expertise in trials and his activity as government advisor, chemistry teacher and administrator at the Paris Faculty of Medicine, among his many other activities, enrich our understanding of the complex intersection between chemistry, medicine, and crime in the 19th century. (Abstract provided by Ignacio Suay-Matallana.)

Description: Focus on toxicology.

Publication Date: 2006

Physical Details:xxv + 306 pp.; ill.; bibl.; index
Languages:English
Publisher: Science History Publications
Linked Data: 0881352756 (ISBN)

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Essig, Mark (2007) Review of "Chemistry, Medicine, and Crime: Mateu J. B. Orfila (1787-1853) and His Times".

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Ramsay, O. Bertrand (2008) Review of "Chemistry, Medicine, and Crime: Mateu J. B. Orfila (1787-1853) and His Times".

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Guillem-Llobat, Ximo (2008) Review of "Chemistry, Medicine, and Crime: Mateu J. B. Orfila (1787-1853) and His Times".

[Review]
Eddy, Matthew D. (2008) Review of "Chemistry, Medicine, and Crime: Mateu J. B. Orfila (1787-1853) and His Times".

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Jacobsen, Anja Skaar (2007) Review of "Chemistry, Medicine, and Crime: Mateu J. B. Orfila (1787-1853) and His Times".

Citation URI
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