Arsenic in Napoleon's wallpaper

  title={Arsenic in Napoleon's wallpaper},
  author={David E. J. Jones and Kenneth W. D. Ledingham},
Napoleon's illness and death on St Helena have been the subject of controversy. His symptoms have been compared with those of arsenic poisoning1–3, and arsenic has been found in surviving samples of his hair4–8. During the nineteenth century, many people were accidentally poisoned by arsenical vapours from wallpaper9–11. Accordingly, it is an intriguing speculation that Napoleon may have ingested arsenic from his wallpaper. After presenting this speculation on a radio broadcast, one of us (D.E… 

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