Tylenol Cyanide Scare~"The Chicago Tylenol murders occurred when seven people died after taking pain-relief medicine capsules that had been poisoned. The poisonings, code-named TYMURS by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, took place in late 1982 in the Chicago area of the United States. These poisonings involved Extra-Strength Tylenol capsules, manufactured by McNeil Consumer Healthcare, which had been laced with potassium cyanide. The incidents led to reforms in the packaging of over...
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Chicago Tylenol murders remain unsolved mystery 30 years later. Sept.29,1982. Mary Kellerman took Tylenol for a sore throat. Unfortunately, she died from the med, which had been laced w/cyanide. Adam Janus,27 also died from taking Tylenol. Ultimately, 7 died from the tainted medicine by Oct 1, 1982 including 4 women, 2 men & 1 child. This crime is still under investigation by the FBI w/James W. Lewis prime suspect.
Arsenic was widely used as a medicine in the 19th & 20th centuries. The development of forensic toxicology coincided with the spread of mass-produced & commercially distributed medicines & poisons, & an associated rise in murders & suicides involving those substances.
Britian's first serial killer - Mary Ann Cotton. She poisoned 21 people including her own mother, children and husbands.
Dr. Frances Dick, 1st woman to practise medicine in NSW, Sydney, c.1892. photograph by J. Hubert Newman. Dr Frances Dick graduated from London School of Medicine for Women & the University of Ireland. Her qualifications included: LSA (Lond) 1891 & MB Bac Surg, Royal University of Ireland 1891. She was the 1st woman to practise medicine in NSW preceding Dr M A Corliss by a few months. She was registered on 13 January, 1892. State Lib of NSW
Joseph Vacher murdered 11 people from 1894-1897. His murders frequently involved castration, raping the corpses (both male and female), and removing entrails and sexual organs. He wrote a sickeningly detailed confession after he was arrested, but offered every conceivable excuse for his murders. He was guillotined in 1898.