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Tales From the Poisoner's Handbook

Clip: Season 26 Episode 1 | 2m 35s

History and forensic science come together in our interactive graphic novel based on the documentary The Poisoner's Handbook. Investigate the cause of death in four historic poisoning cases, and explore toxicology with Alexander Gettler and New York City Medical Examiner Charles Norris in the 1920s.

Aired: 01/07/14

Rating: NR

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