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Metropolitan Police letter and photographs of Dr Neill Cream, the 'Lambeth Poisoner', England, 1890-1907

 

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Glossary: photograph

No description.

Glossary: strychnine

A naturally occurring drug derived from trees. In small doses strychnine functions as a central nervous system stimulant, but in higher doses it is extremely poisonous.

Glossary: laxative

An agent that acts to encourage evacuation of the bowels

Glossary: letter - correspondence

Pieces of correspondence that are somewhat more formal than memoranda or notes, usually on paper and delivered.