Sir Robert Christison (1797- 1882).
Physician and toxicologist.
Professor of Medical jurisprudence at Edinburgh, 1822.
He was the key witness in many criminal trials a.o. the trial of serial killer William Burke (1792- 1829).
He was also the physician to Queen Victoria in Scotland and was president of a.o. British Medical Association.
Published in 1829 a treatise on poisons. He did not hesitate to risk his own life ingesting poisons.
Cdv by J. Moffat, Edinburgh. Ca 1870.
Size ca 2 3/8 x 3 5/8 inches (photo) and 2 1/2 x 4 1/8 inches (mount).
Condition is very good with some discolouring at edges.
Original is darker and brown/sepia toned (scan shows greenish).
Price € 30