January 3, 2014 11:23 AM

PBS' ‘The Poisoner’s Handbook’ details birth of forensic science in US

For aficionados of forensics, “CSI” or “Sherlock,” or murder mysteries, “The Poisoner’s Handbook,” on PBS’ “American Experience” on Jan. 7, will provide a fascinating look at the very beginnings of forensics in the United States.

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