A Poisonous Method: Acid

202129mar3:00 pm4:00 pmA Poisonous Method: Acid

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Join Surgeons Hall Museum Curator for a trilogy of talks exploring why poison was the Victorian murder weapon of choice. Part three Acid!

About this Event

A whole host of poisons were readily available and accessible to the public in 19th century Scotland. Murder by poison became an increasing worry for authorities and the medical community. This series will investigate three groups of poisons which were used to commit murder in the 19th century. For each poison we will look at the statistics, economic and social issues, present evidence from murder trials, and discuss the abilities of the authorities and most crucially the medical witness to prove a crime had occurred.

Part Three: Acid

Acid poisonings were rare but often the cruellest given the agonising symptoms. In this session we will look at the different types of acid poisonings, some sensational tales and the famous trials that followed.

This talk can be enjoyed individually or as part of the series. Each part must be booked separately.

This is a pre-recorded lecture which lasts approximately 1 hour and delivered specially for Surgeons Hall Museums online program. Ticket holders will receive exclusive access to view this lecture at their leisure from 3pm GMT on Monday the 29th March for 7 days. Ticket holders can also ask questions in the comments section below the lecture which will be answered by the speaker.

We will email attendees the link and password to lecture through Eventbrite by 3pm on Monday the 29th March. The lecture will then be accessible for 7days. Please keep a look out for your details and check spam if not received. If you have any problems please email [email protected]

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March 29, 2021 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm(GMT+00:00)


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