From Sherlock Holmes . . .
1. Medical School Influences on the Fiction of Arthur Conan Doyle, Ely Liebow
2. Strong Poison: Chemistry in the Works of Dorothy L. Sayers, Natalie Foster
3. A Study in Scarlet: Blood Identification in 1875, Samuel M. Gerber
. . . to Today's Courtroom
4. Forensic Science: Winds of Change, Richard Saferstein
5. Chemistry and the Challenge of Crime, Peter R. De Forest, Nicholas Petraco, and Lawrence Kobilinsky
6. The Elemental Comparison of Bullet-Lead Evidence Specimens, Vincent P. Guinn
7. Bloodstain Analysis: Case Histories, Frances M. Gdowski
8. Bloodstain Analysis: Serological and Electrophoretic Techniques, Lawrence Kobilinsky
9. Does the Crime Laboratory Have the Answers? Four Cities Compared, Joseph L. Peterson
Chemistry and Crime: From Sherlock Holmes to Today's Courtroomby Samuel M. Gerber
Pub. Date: 05/05/1983
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Recounts how the sleuthing techniques in detective fiction laid the foundation
An illuminating view of forensic science in fact and fiction. Underlines the relationship between detective fiction and the development of modern forensics. Begins with examples of chemistry at work in the novels of crime fiction writers such as Arthur Conan Doyle and Dorothy L. Sayers.
Recounts how the sleuthing techniques in detective fiction laid the foundation for the sophisticated analytical methods of modern forensic science. Relates case histories in which modern forensics played a keynote role.
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