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King of Poisons: A History of Arsenic

A Presentation by JohnParascandola, Ph.D.

In both real life and literature, arsenic has long held a place as an instrument of murder and suicide. Arsenic had many other surprising applications in the past, from wallpaper and paint to cosmetics and candy, often resulting in accidental poisoning. Even today newspapers report on the dangers of arsenic in chicken feed, rice, baby food and the water supply. To learn more about the dangers of arsenic, join author and historian John Parascandola, Ph.D., for a talk about his book, "King of Poisons: A History of Arsenic." Books will be available for purchase and a book signing will follow the program.

When: Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Where: Silver Spring Civic Building, Fenton Room
1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910


This program is free and open to the public!
Reservations are not required.
For more information, call (301) 319-3303 or email USArmy.Detrick.MEDCOM-USAMRMC.List.Medical-Museum@mail.mil for more information.