This library guide for MCDB 3700: Poisons in Cell Biology and Society focuses on providing access to historical sources relating to poisons and their social impact over time. Use the tabs at the top to navigate based on themes. Poisons are divided between those studied in class, a couple new poisons, some poison remedies from the 1800s, and mortality tables. This exercise is part of a class assignment and reflection questions for these historical pieces can be found on the class worksheet.
Historical items are either linked out or embedded in the guide itself. To turn the pages of the embedded books, just click the page to flip it! You can always open the book in a new tab by clicking the title at the bottom.
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