The Scientific American cyclopedia of formulas

I bet there are about 1000 ways to accidentally kill yourself or others in this book from 1910: The Scientific American cyclopedia of formulas.

It includes chapters on fireproofing, bleaching, metallurgy, brazing metals, insecticides(!) and opens (appropriately) with an excellent chapter on first aid in the 1910’s.

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  1. At least killing yourself in the pursuit of scientific progress has a certain romance to it, a martyr for Knowledge like Marie Curie. A little knowledge can be a dangerous thing.

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