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18 tiny deaths : the untold story of Frances Glessner Lee and the invention of modern forensics / Bruce Goldfarb ; introduction by Judy Melinek, MD.

Goldfarb, Bruce, (author.). Melinek, Judy, (writer of introduction.).
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  • ISBN: 9781492680475
  • ISBN: 1492680478
  • Physical Description: xv, 351 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks, [2020]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Legal medicine -- The sunny street of the sifted few -- Marriage and the aftermath -- The crime doctor -- Kindred spirits -- The medial school -- The three-legged stool -- Captain Lee -- In a nutshell -- Murder at Harvard -- The decline and falls -- Postmortem.
Summary, etc.:
"Frances Glessner Lee, born a socialite to a wealthy and influential Chicago family in the 1870s, was never meant to have a career, let alone one steeped in death and depravity. Yet she developed a fascination with the investigation of violent crimes and made it her life's work. Best known for creating the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, a series of dioramas that appear charming-until you notice the macabre little details: an overturned chair, a blood-spattered comforter. And then, of course, there are the bodies-splayed out on the floor, draped over chairs-clothed in garments that Lee lovingly knit with sewing pins. Lee developed a system that used the Nutshells dioramas to train law enforcement officers to investigate violent crimes, and her methods are still used today. 18 Tiny Deaths is the story of a woman who overcame the limitations and expectations imposed by her social status and pushed forward an entirely new branch of science that we still use today"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Lee, Frances Glessner, 1878-1962.
Forensic scientists > United States > Biography.
Forensic sciences > United States > History > 20th century.
Crime scenes > United States > History > 20th century.
Criminal investigation > United States > History > 20th century.
TRUE CRIME / Forensics.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Science & Technology.
Women forensic scientists > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.

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