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

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

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18 tiny deaths : the untold story of Frances Glessner Lee and the invention of modern forensics
Title
18 tiny deaths
Title remainder
the untold story of Frances Glessner Lee and the invention of modern forensics
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Goldfarb ; introduction by Judy Melinek, MD
Title variation
Eighteen tiny deaths
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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individual biography
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Goldfarb, Bruce
Dewey number
  • 363.25092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Lee, Frances Glessner
  • Forensic scientists
  • Forensic sciences
  • Crime scenes
  • Criminal investigation
  • Lee, Frances Glessner
  • Crime scenes
  • Criminal investigation
  • Forensic sciences
  • Forensic scientists
  • United States
  • TRUE CRIME / Forensics
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Science & Technology
Target audience
adult
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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
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
on1096529139
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 351 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9781492680475
Lccn
2019031080
System control number
(OCoLC)1096529139
Label
18 tiny deaths : the untold story of Frances Glessner Lee and the invention of modern forensics, Bruce Goldfarb ; introduction by Judy Melinek, MD
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
on1096529139
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 351 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9781492680475
Lccn
2019031080
System control number
(OCoLC)1096529139

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