Nature has given us a wide variety of substances that can act as a medicine, a recreational drug, or a murder weapon, depending on the dosage. There are also a lot of substances that will just plain kill. And since we all eat and drink, poisoning has a long history of the being the easiest way to murder someone. Arsenic was once the easiest way to get rid of a husband, just by serving him dinner. In the Old West, whiskey was sometimes served with a dash of strychnine. During Prohibition, industrial alcohol was imbued with poisonous methanol, to deter -or kill- those who wanted to drink it. Nazi war criminals used cyanide for both killing concentration camp inmates and for suicide.
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