Medical Detectives: The Lives and Cases of Britain's Forensic Five (Paperback)
  • Medical Detectives: The Lives and Cases of Britain's Forensic Five (Paperback)

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

(author), (foreword)
Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 01/02/2013
  • We can order this from the publisher

Usually dispatched within 10 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
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). Bernard Spilsbury, Sydney Smith and Professors Glaister, Camps and Simpson were the original expert witnesses. Between them, they performed over 200,000 postmortems during their professional careers, establishing crucial 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. They were treated as celebrities by the media, and news that they were 'on the case' featured in numerous headlines. In the best traditions of scholarship, they also worked as teachers, passing on their knowledge and experience to future pathologists.

Publisher: The History Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780752464497
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 320 g
Dimensions: 235 x 165 x 10 mm

You may also be interested in...

Why Usually Honest People Steal
Added to basket
Forensic Psychology
Added to basket
Commingled Human Remains
Added to basket
The Elements of Murder
Added to basket
A Dictionary of Forensic Science
Added to basket
Forensic Approaches to Buried Remains
Added to basket
Art on Trial
Added to basket
The Art of Cross-Examination
Added to basket
Criminal Justice and Forensic Science
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.