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Deadly Poisons for Everyone

Four fun books by Robert Cohen

Reviewed by Alice Shirrell Kaswell, AIR staff

The first volume of Cohen's adventure series

Milk: The Deadly Poison, by Robert Cohen and Jane Heimlich, Argus Pub Inc; ISBN: 0965919609, 1998, 317 pages.

Diet Soda : The Deadly Poison, by Robert Cohen , Argus Books; ISBN: 0965919625, 1998.

Radiation : The Deadly Poison, by Robert Cohen , Argus Books; ISBN: 0965919641, 1999.

Vaccines: The Deadly Poison, by Robert Cohen , Argus Books; ISBN: 0965919633, 2000.

These are four of the most fun books ever written. I cannot recommend them highly enough to anyone who, like me, enjoys worrying constantly about deadly poisons.

The author, Robert Cohen, is prolific, turning out the first four books in this series in a mere three years. Robert Cohen has the special ability to see deadly poisons where others somehow don't. He invites us all to share his enjoyment. His enthusiasm is irresistible.

I can't wait to read the next book in the series, and the one after that, and all the ones after that! (My friend Gary says that he heard that Robert Cohen's next book will be called "A Nice Glass Tea: A Deadly Poison." But I could not get the book publisher to confirm that, so I don't know if it's true.)

And for Supplemental Reading...

If, like me, you want to know everything you can about a favorite author, you can supplement your book reading by going on line. Robert Cohen has a relatively prosaic web site at, and a much more lively one at His extensive section about scientific proof, at, made me smile and laugh as I have not done since I was a young girl.

My Recommendation

I now understand, thanks to Robert Cohen, that milk consists largely of pus and other yucky stuff, and that many popular celebrities come down with horrible diseases and even die because they drink milk. It's fun to hear about the private lives of the stars.

This is science the way it could be. If only the scientists and the reporters would stop being so very, very, very careful in the things they say and write, they too could produce fun books and fun web sites just like Robert Cohen's.

The opinions expressed here are those of the author, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of those who hold other opinions.

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