The Dreadful Effects of Arsenic in the Eighteenth Century

When researching Mary Blandy‘s story, I wondered how common arsenic poisoning was in the eighteenth century? Could there have been a simple explanation for her father’s death? First, I wanted to find out about its historic use. History of Arsenic Use For over 3,000 years practitioners of traditional Chinese Medicine have used arsenic to treat a multitude of illnesses including…
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