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SSS 2010-02-25

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Welcome to the science stock, the weekly podcast of scientific Americans posted on Feburary 25th, 2010. I am Steve Mirsky.

It’s called The Poisoner's Handbook. But in the most subversive1 way it’s about something that is buried in my heart which I think chemistry is both beautiful and senister. That’s full of surprise when the journalist Deborah Blum, author of the new book The Poisoner's Handbook . We’ll talk about that handbook and how thanks to the work of some dedicated2 individules, it’s a lot harder to get away with murder through chemistry than it used to be. Plus Deborah will tell us about recent science in the news. First up Deborah and I were both at the meeting of the American Association for the Advancement3 of Science in San Diego. We spoke4 on Feburary 19th.

“Many people may not read the acknowlegdgements or in your book they’re called the gratitudes, (yes) but I read them and I just want to know is your husband any more relaxed around you since the publication of the book all about poison.”

“Not entirely5. But he did tell me that when they find his body they are all going to know who did it.”

“You say that he probably subconsciously6, when you would be talking about working on the book, he would move his coffee cup just a little further away from you and close his hands and keep an eye on it.”

“Well, Imagine when you are sitting at breakfast and your wife is (going to) say:”You know what’s really interesting about the way that Scieni kills people?” And it’s like reflects. Scieni comes out of her mouth and your coffee cup is moving. I’ve seen this for many mornings and I am just the kind of person who talks about what she’s working on.”

“So the book is obviously all about poison and that makes it all about chemistry. It’s really a chemistry book in disguise.”

“It is. It’s called The Poisoner's Handbook. But in the most subversive way it’s about something that is nearly buried in my heart which I think chemistry is both beautiful and senister.”

“Yeah, because what I didn’t realize until I read your book is that basically up till a hundred years ago you could pretty much kill somebody with poison and get away with it.”

“That’s right. A New York City issued report 1918 in which they actually wrote the poisoners could operate with impunity7 in New York City. And so part of my book is about  the invention of forensic8 toxichology. And we take this kind of CSI stuff so for granted now that scientists have taken seriously that they know what they are going to do with amazing chemical things. But before the 1920s, it was a terrific time to be a poisoner and not so great a time to be a poisoner’s intended victim.”

“Or a research tried to prove that somebody have been poisoned and somebody in particular have done the poisoning because the techoniques have to be developed. And you talked a lot about these two main people, who were the real heros of the book, really, the real heros of what has turned forensic into science. “

“That’s right. I think they were heros. I mean these guys were civil servants that were the first chief medical examiner of New York City trial’s norious. He started in 1918. And he hired the first forensic chemist at a latin American city. His name is Alexander Gaitheler. And they were flooded with poisons. There were murders, there were different public health hazards that have come up and there was not a lot good science to understand those chemicals. So they were doing these researches as they wanted. They would get murder case and sometimes they would be doing animal experiments to figure out the poison right in the middle of the trial. Or Gaitheler used to, I always love this story I don’t know why. But he would go up to his corner butcher shop and he would pick up a few pounds of raw liver (which he paid for himself.) which he paid for himself. They were so underfunded. And he would go and chopped it off and injected a few chemicals into it daily just to try to figure out what they chemicals did to the tissue.”


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1 subversive IHbzr     
adj.颠覆性的,破坏性的;n.破坏份子,危险份子
参考例句:
  • She was seen as a potentially subversive within the party.她被看成党内潜在的颠覆分子。
  • The police is investigating subversive group in the student organization.警方正调查学生组织中的搞颠覆阴谋的集团。
2 dedicated duHzy2     
adj.一心一意的;献身的;热诚的
参考例句:
  • He dedicated his life to the cause of education.他献身于教育事业。
  • His whole energies are dedicated to improve the design.他的全部精力都放在改进这项设计上了。
3 advancement tzgziL     
n.前进,促进,提升
参考例句:
  • His new contribution to the advancement of physiology was well appreciated.他对生理学发展的新贡献获得高度赞赏。
  • The aim of a university should be the advancement of learning.大学的目标应是促进学术。
4 spoke XryyC     
n.(车轮的)辐条;轮辐;破坏某人的计划;阻挠某人的行动 v.讲,谈(speak的过去式);说;演说;从某种观点来说
参考例句:
  • They sourced the spoke nuts from our company.他们的轮辐螺帽是从我们公司获得的。
  • The spokes of a wheel are the bars that connect the outer ring to the centre.辐条是轮子上连接外圈与中心的条棒。
5 entirely entirely     
ad.全部地,完整地;完全地,彻底地
参考例句:
  • The fire was entirely caused by their neglect of duty. 那场火灾完全是由于他们失职而引起的。
  • His life was entirely given up to the educational work. 他的一生统统献给了教育工作。
6 subconsciously WhIzFD     
ad.下意识地,潜意识地
参考例句:
  • In choosing a partner we are subconsciously assessing their evolutionary fitness to be a mother of children or father provider and protector. 在选择伴侣的时候,我们会在潜意识里衡量对方将来是否会是称职的母亲或者父亲,是否会是合格的一家之主。
  • Lao Yang thought as he subconsciously tightened his grasp on the rifle. 他下意识地攥紧枪把想。 来自汉英文学 - 散文英译
7 impunity g9Qxb     
n.(惩罚、损失、伤害等的)免除
参考例句:
  • You will not escape with impunity.你不可能逃脱惩罚。
  • The impunity what compulsory insurance sets does not include escapement.交强险规定的免责范围不包括逃逸。
8 forensic 96zyv     
adj.法庭的,雄辩的
参考例句:
  • The report included his interpretation of the forensic evidence.该报告包括他对法庭证据的诠释。
  • The judge concluded the proceeding on 10:30 Am after one hour of forensic debate.经过近一个小时的法庭辩论后,法官于10时30分宣布休庭。
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