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Go say Hello to Deborah Blum at Speakeasy Science.

Check out her old blog and website, follow her on Twitter and enjoy her latest book - The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York.

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This is going to be a quick welcome to Deborah Blum (@deborahblum) who has just moved her blog, Speakeasy Science, to ScienceBlogs. Why quick? Because I am only 22 pages away from finishing her latest book, The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York.…
We're taking a break from live recording this week. On the podcast, we're talking science and storytelling. Guest host Marie-Claire Shanahan speaks to science journalist and author Deborah Blum about her national bestseller The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz…
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