Back to Index
Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
|W. G. Aitchison Robertson||1922|
I'm listening to a book about forensics, which is a morbid encyclopedia of death, basically, but one of the poisons mentioned was Belladona. It's another name for Deadly Nightshade apparently and "the name "bella donna" is derived from Italian and means "pretty woman" because the herb was used in eye-drops by women to dilate the pupils of the eyes to make them appear seductive."