Medical Detectives: The Lives and Cases of Britain's Forensic Five

Medical Detectives: The Lives and Cases of Britain's Forensic Five

by Robin Odell
     
 

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The development of forensic pathology in Britain is told here through the lives of five outstanding medical pioneers. Spanning seventy years, their careers and achievements marked major milestones in the development of legal medicine, their work and innovation laying the foundations for modern crime scene investigation (CSI). Sir Bernard Spilsbury, Sir Sydney Smith…  See more details below

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The development of forensic pathology in Britain is told here through the lives of five outstanding medical pioneers. Spanning seventy years, their careers and achievements marked major milestones in the development of legal medicine, their work and innovation laying the foundations for modern crime scene investigation (CSI). Sir Bernard Spilsbury, Sir Sydney Smith and Professors John Glaister, Francis Camps and Keith Simpson were the original expert witnesses. Between them, they performed over 200,000 post-mortems during their professional careers, establishing cruicial elements of murder investigation such as time, place and cause of death. This forensic quintet featured in many of the notable murder trials of their time, making ground-breaking discoveries in the process.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780752489308
Publisher:
The History Press
Publication date:
02/27/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
639,159
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
12 Years

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