Toxicology Through the Ages

Chapter 3 of A Small Dose of Toxicology provides an overview of the role toxicology has played in history. From the use of lead piping in Ancient Rome, to the use of arsenic in assassinations and suicides, to the development of synthetic pesticides that changed the face of agriculture, toxicology has evolved through the ages and has affected society in numerous and fascinating ways.

The History of Toxicology section of Toxipedia, sister site of A Small Dose of Toxicology, provides additional information, including an online exhibit, interactive poster, Toxicology on this Day factoids, and profiles of influential individuals and events.

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