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Season Premiere

American Experience: Season 26

26x01 The Poisoner's Handbook
TV-PG

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  • 2014-01-08T02:00:00Z on PBS
  • 55m
  • United States
  • English
  • Documentary
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The story of New York City's first medical examiner, Charles Norris (1867-1935), and his chief toxicologist, Alexander Gettler (1883-1968), who pioneered the use of forensic science to explain violent and suspicious deaths. Included: remarks from renowned medical examiners Marcella Fierro and Michael Baden; and author Deborah Blum ("The Poisoner's Handbook"). Oliver Platt narrates.
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