First Report of the Royal Commission appointed to inquire into Arsenical Poisoning From the Consumption of Beer and Other Articles of Food or Drink
Royal Commission on Arsenical Poisoning; BUCHANAN, Dr. G. S.
In 1900, more than 6,000 people in England were poisoned by arsenic-tainted beer, with more than 70 of the afflicted dying as a result. The food safety crisis was caused by arsenic entering the supply chain through impure sugar which had been made with contaminated sulphuric acid. This Royal Commission was the result. Contains 1) Report. 2) Final Report. 3) Minutes of Evidence and Appendices Vol. I. - Evidence received in 1901, Together with Appendices 1 to 15, and Index. (Being Part II. of the First Report of the Commisson). 4) Report to the Local Government Board on Recent Epidemic Arsenical Poisoning Attributed to Beer.
- Publisher: His Majesty's Stationery Office by Wyman and Sons; by Darling & Son
- Edition: n/a
- Date Published: 1901-03
- Place Published: London
- ISBN: n/a
- Condition: Good
- Signed: No
- Dust Jacket: No
- Jacket Condition: n/a
vi, 10, iv, 52, x, 379, 25 p. 34 cm. Blue cloth. Corners bumped, spine faded and scuffed, small tears in spine ends, general shelf wear. Second copy of first report, unbound and badly torn, tucked in at rear. Some pencil marks.