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The poisoner's handbook / an Apograph Productions film for American Experience ; American Experience Films presents ; story by Michelle Ferrari ; telescript by Rob Rapley ; produced and directed by Rob Rapley.

Rapley, Rob, (director,, producer,, screenwriter.). Ferrari, Michelle, (screenwriter.). Platt, Oliver, (narrator.). Blum, Deborah, 1954- (commentator.). Blum, Deborah, 1954- Poisoner's handbook. (Added Author). Apograph Productions, (production company.). American Experience Films, (presenter.). WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), (production company.). Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), (publisher.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.

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Kirtland Community College Library RA 1057 .P65 2014 c. 2 30775305510985 Media Library-Circulating Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781608830381
  • ISBN: 1608830381
  • Physical Description: 1 DVD (approximately 120 min.) : sound, color with black & white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Wide screen.
  • Publisher: [Arlington, Virginia] : PBS, [2014]
  • Distributor: [Arlington, Virginia?] : PBS Distribution, [2014]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Based in part on the book The poisoner's handbook by Deborah Blum."
Originally produced as an episode of the television series: American experience.
"American experience is a production of WGBH."
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Edited by Don Kleszy ; cinematography by Tim Cragg ; music, Nathan Halpern.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrated by Oliver Platt ; featured expert, Deborah Blum.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Originally broadcast by PBS Jan. 7, 2014.
Summary, etc.:
Tells the story of the dawn of forensic investigation, focusing on a number of cases of death by poisoning as well as accidental death by exposure to deadly chemicals. Examines the pioneering efforts of New York's first medical examiner Charles Norris and his assistant, toxicologist Alexander Gettler.
Target Audience Note:
TV parental guidelines rating: Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC; widescreen presentation; 5.1 surround.
Language Note:
English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH).
Subject: Norris, Charles, 1867-1935.
Gettler, Alexander, 1883-1968.
New York (N.Y.). Office of Chief Medical Examiner.
Forensic Toxicology > history > New York City > Documentaries and Factual Films.
History, 20th Century > New York City > Documentaries and Factual Films.
Poisoning > history > New York City > Documentaries and Factual Films.
Chemistry, Forensic > United States > History > 20th century.
Forensic toxicology > New York (State) > New York > History.
Norris, Charles, 1867-1935.
Gettler, Alexander, 1883-1968.
New York (N.Y.). Office of Chief Medical Examiner.
Medical examiners (Law) > New York (State) > New York > Biography.
Toxicologists > New York (State) > New York > Biography.
Poisoning > New York (State) > New York > History.
Genre: Medical television programs.
Documentary television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Biographical television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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