During the "Dirty Thirties," an era where most women were at home cutting up chickens, Dr. Frances McGill was in a morgue cutting up cadavers. One of Canada's first known female pathologists, she rose in prominence to become one of the country's "leading criminologists." She encountered many misunderstandings but in time, authorities came to recognize Dr. Frances McGill's insight and ordered she be immediately called if a sudden death exhibited the slightest signs of foul play.
As Saskatchewan's chief pathologist for several years, Dr. Frances McGill helped establish the RCMP first crime lab in Regina, Canada. She taught forensic medicine at the RCMP training depot and in 1946, Dr. Frances G. McGill was the first woman appointed by the Canadian Minister of Justice as an "Honorary Surgeon to the RCMP."
This is the story of her career which spanned over five decades, and includes several pathological cases which she helped solve.
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Myrna Petersen is a freelance writer who resides in Regina, SK., Canada. Myrna has a knack of uncovering hidden gold nugget true stories and presenting them in the language of the common man. She has authored 4 books, written several screenplays, and a stage musical.