The Poisoner’s Guide to Life

Deborah Blum, Professor, School of Journalism and Mass
From UW Showcase April 2013

Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer and UW-Madison Professor Deborah Blum MA’82 has turned a quest to write the definitive handbook on poisons in America into the intriguing tale of two Jazz-Era scientists who played a major role in developing the field of forensic toxicology and fostering cooperation between scientists and police.