Arsenic Poisoning – A History | Curious Minds

Arsenic Poisoning - A History - Curious Minds PodcastPoisons are an integral part of human history, as the story of king Mithridates reveals. But when Life Insurance was invented, poisoning became a plague in Victorian Britain. For many women, Arsenic poisoning was the perfect murder weapon – as was the case with Lady Charlotte Elizabeth Ursinus. Discover why Arsenic was known as the ‘inheritance powder’, and the biological mechanism that makes it so deadly. (Note: This episode is not recommended for young children)

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