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Buyer Beware (1940) Poster

(1940)

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Milburn Stone, seen here as Fredericks, would later play a pivotal role in one of TV'S longest-running hits: He was "Doc" in Gunsmoke.
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The drug sulfapyridine depicted in this film was one of the first antibiotics. Discovered by the British firm May & Baker in 1937, it was first sold in 1939. Its powdered form was often applied directly to wounds during WWII.
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The poison that was mixed into the antibiotic, according to the chemical formula on the tin's label, is disodium hydrogen arsenate - a form of arsenic.
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