UW-Madison Professor and The Poisoner’s Handbook

January 7, 2014 Erik Ernst Leave a Comment

Tonight’s all-new The Poisoner’s Handbook: American Experience at 7 p.m. on Wisconsin Public Television is based on UW-Madison professor Deborah Blum’s best-selling book. It’s a fascinating tale of New York City medical examiner Charles Norris’ role in bringing a scientific approach to the ravages of poison that were running wild in the Industrial Age’s criminal underbelly. In doing so, Norris created what has become modern forensic crime fighting. Watch a preview now:

Our friends at “Inside UW-Madison” have the full inside scoop on how Blum’s terrific book made its way to national television. Click here to dive in! And, watch Blum describe her findings in her own words from an episode of WPT’s University Place below. Then tune in tonight to learn the true beginnings of CSI!

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