Confessions of an Austrian arsenic eater

In the depths of the Victorian era, the heyday of arsenic, there were four ways you could get yourself killed by the deadly poison: feloniously, aesthetically, medicinally, and recreationally.

It was the recreational use of arsenic, practiced by a secretive group of men in Austria, that would come to be known as one of the most bizarre and dangerous ways ever devised to get high.

Arsenic poisoning

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