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Hippolyte Visart de BOCARMÉ

 
 
 

 

Hippolyte Visart de Bocarmé

 

 

Hippolyte Visart de Bocarmé

 

 

The Countess Lydie Victoire Josèphe Fougnies

 

 

The Countess Lydie Victoire Josèphe Fougnies

 

 

The laboratory

 

 

The Castle of Bitremont

 

 

The Castle of Bitremont

 

 

The dining room where the crime occurs.

 

 

The murder

 

 

In 1851, the Belgian chemist Jean Stas was the first to prove the use of tobacco extract as a
murder poison in the civilised world. The Belgian count Hippolyte Visart de Bocarmé had
poisoned his brother-in-law with tobacco leaf extract in order to acquire some urgently
needed money. This was the first exact proof of alkaloids in forensic medicine.

 

 


 

 

 

 
 
 
 
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