A body is found. It shows no sign of violence. Police can't find fingerprints or a murder weapon. There's no clear cause of death. What happened? The victim may have been poisoned. If so, the body still holds traces of the poison. What was it? Where did it come from? Finding out is a job for a forensic toxicologist.
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Table of Contents
Toxic Talk: Overheard in the Lab 8
Body of Evidence: See for Yourself 10
The Forensic Team: Who's Who? 12
True-Life Case Files!
The Case of the Deadly Drug 15
The Case of the Poisoned Politician 25
The Case of the Royal Poisoning 35
Key Dates in Forensic Toxicology: Flashback 46
Name Your Poison: Real Stuff 48
Help Wanted: Forensic Toxicologist: Careers 52
Author's Note 64