The criminal use of chloroform

@article{Payne1998TheCU,
  title={The criminal use of chloroform},
  author={J. P. Payne},
  journal={Anaesthesia},
  year={1998},
  volume={53}
}
It is perhaps unfortunate that James Y. Simpson stressed the ease with which chloroform could be used to produce unconsciousness without resort to specialised equipment [1]. The potential advantages were not lost on the criminal fraternity who were quick to attempt a variety of crimes including rape and robbery under its influence. Unlike the use of the cudgel, the garrotte and the pistol it was not a felony in English Law to administer chloroform to another unless the purpose was murder or… 
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