Legal Chemistry, A Guide to Poisons HTML version
Title: Legal Chemistry
A Guide to the Detection of Poisons, Examination of Tea, Stains, Etc.
Author: A. Naquet
Translator: J. P. Battershall
Release Date: November 12, 2013 [EBook #44048]
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A GUIDE TO THE DETECTION OF POISONS, EXAMINATION OF TEA, STAINS,
ETC., AS APPLIED TO CHEMICAL JURISPRUDENCE.
TRANSLATED WITH ADDITIONS FROM THE FRENCH OF A. NAQUET, Professor to
the Faculty of Medicine of Paris. BY J. P. BATTERSHALL, Nat. Sc. D., F.C.S.
SECOND EDITION, REVISED, WITH ADDITIONS.
NEW YORK: D. VAN NOSTRAND, Publisher, 23 Murray Street and 27 Warren Street.
Copyright. D. VAN NOSTRAND. 1876.
Transcriber's Note: Obvious printer errors have been corrected. A list of all oth er
changes can be found at the end of the document. In the Appendix of the book, only
the most obvious errors of punctuation were remedied.
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The importance of exact chemical analysis in a great variety of cases which come
before the courts is now fully recognized, and the translation of this excellent little
book on Legal Chemistry, by one of the most distinguished French Chemists, will be
appreciated by a large class of American readers who are not able to consult the
original. While it is to be regretted that the author has not presented a much more
complete work, there is an advantage in the compact form of this treatise which
compensates, in some degree, for its brevity.
The translator has greatly increased the value of the book by a few additions and his
copious index, and especially by the lists of works and memoirs which he has
appended; and while he could have further increased its value by additions from
other authors, we recognize the weight of the considerations which induced him to
present it in the form given to it by the author. Some chapters will have very little