Arsenic Curiosa and Humanity

@article{Bentley2002ArsenicCA,
  title={Arsenic Curiosa and Humanity},
  author={Ronald Bentley and Thomas G. Chasteen},
  journal={The Chemical Educator},
  year={2002},
  volume={7},
  pages={51-60}
}
Despite its undoubted toxicity, arsenic is a much-used element, finding applications in agriculture, industry, and medicine. Arsenic as a poison has a prominent role in plays and novels as well as in real life. In medicine, arsenic was so widely used in the 19th century as a cure-all that it has been termed a “therapeutic mule.” Some arsenic compounds are still used in the treatment of parasitic disease. Moreover, in a striking development for a material regarded as a carcinogen, arsenous… 
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