Dr. William Murrell: What to Do in Cases of Poisoning
Poisonous History

Dr. William Murrell: What to Do in Cases of Poisoning

In the toxicology world, and especially when poisons are involved, Spanish born Mathieu Joseph Bonaventure Orfila is the man.  He is essentially the Godfather of toxicology, and its medicolegal component,  and started us on the path towards detecting poisons in biological specimens.  And in the early 1800’s he wrote several important books on identifying and treating … Continue reading

Aconitine: Queen of Poisons
Featured Poison

Aconitine: Queen of Poisons

Queen of Poisons.  Where do you go from there?  And names like that aren’t usually given away, you have to earn them.  So how exactly did aconitine receive this highest honor?  By being a bad ass, of course. The genus Aconitum is comprised of over 200 species of flowering plants, and grow in damp and part-shade areas … Continue reading