Old writer on the block: Thallium and hirsute pursuits

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MUSEUM OF HORRORS PATENT FOODS AND DRUGS. VICTIMS POISONED.

12 December 1933, Western Argus (Kalgoorlie, WA : 1916 - 1938), page 35

…Skipping over the┬áthe alleged and almost certainly mythical CIA plan to poison Fidel Castro with sub-lethal doses of thallium, just enough to make his beard fall out, I looked at other therapeutic and non-therapeutic uses, back to William Crookes original; discovery. Then I found a great story at the National Library's Trove web site . It was a 1933 story about quacks and the like .…