Deborah Blum

Deborah Blum is a professor of science journalism at the University of Wisconsin and author of The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York.

Future Tense
June 20 2012 9:45 AMHow To Stop Science Alienation SyndromeSplit K-12 science education into two tracks, for majors and nonmajors.
Food
July 19 2010 10:05 AMThe Raw-Milk DealPure-food worshippers put their health at risk—especially when they drink unpasteurized milk.
Medical Examiner
March 2 2011 6:50 AMBring Back the Poison SquadA hundred years ago, our food-safety regulators were willing to eat formaldehyde on our behalf. What are they doing now?
Medical Examiner
Feb. 19 2010 10:00 AMThe Chemist's WarThe little-told story of how the U.S. government poisoned alcohol during Prohibition with deadly consequences.
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