There is Death in the Pot by Frederick Accum
The RSC's Library and Information Centre presents the life of Fredrick Accum, a little known but influential chemist. This biography has been written by Lawson Cockroft, an RSC member and retired teacher who has written a number of articles on a historical chemistry theme.
These pages were created for Chemistry Week 2001.
Accum raises the awareness of food safety.
Accum's laboratories and work in London.
The publication of "A Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons".
Public opinion turns against Accum.
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