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Natural and Social Sciences Colloquium: ‘A Taste for Poison’ Monday


John Kirk

April 25, 2019

Dr. Neil Bradbury will speak at Carthage about his book “A Taste for Poison.”Does your evening cocktail taste a little different? Has a spouse recently increased your life insurance policy? Has a neighbor started growing some unusual plants? Then this is the talk for you. Dr. Neil Bradbury, professor of physiology and biophysics at Rosalind Franklin University, visits Carthage to talk about his recent book, “A Taste for Poison.” He will speak at 4:05 p.m. on Monday, April 29 in the Sladek Distinguished Science Forum (DSC 163). His presentation explores the effects of poisons on the human body, and examines the motives of killers in plotting murder. Expect lethal umbrellas, deadly cocktails, and killer curries.

All are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served before the seminar.

“A Taste for Poison” is a unique combination of science, true crime, and murder mystery. You will learn the symptoms to expect if you are poisoned, and if you have time, what to tell the paramedics you have been given.

A full-time scientist and educator, Dr. Bradbury has won numerous awards for his unique approach to teaching physiology. His interest in poisons and their effects on the human body started as an undergraduate biochemistry student.

Dr. Neil Bradbury's “A Taste for Poison.”