29 03 2021


7:00 pm



A Poisonous Method Part 3: Acid

Surgeons’ Hall Museum Edinburgh presents part 3 of a series on the history of poisoning. A whole host of poisons were readily available and accessible to the public in 19th century Scotland. Murder by poison became an increasing worry for authorities and the medical community. This series will investigate three groups of poisons which were used to commit murder in the 19th century. For each poison they will look at the statistics, economic and social issues, present evidence from murder trials, and discuss the abilities of the authorities and most crucially the medical witness to prove a crime had occurred.

This presentation will become available from 15:00 on the 29th but, after purchase of a £2.79 ticket, is available to stream at any time chosen by the viewer!