Victorian CSI

Victorian CSI

eBook - 2014
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The first edition of William A Guy's Principles of Forensic Medicine was published at the start of Victoria's reign; the final edition, from which these selections derive, was published towards the end, just a few years after the Whitechapel horrors has pushed the emerging science to the forefront of the public's consciousness. With this guide in hand, a detective could tell whether the victim had suffocated, drowned, been shot, stabbed, or struck by lightning, spontaneously combusted, frozen to death or expired due to starvation - or, as the guide warns, was not dead at all, but simply i.
Publisher: New York : The History Press, 2014.
ISBN: 9780750961707
0750961708
Characteristics: 1 online resource (392 p.)
Additional Contributors: Smith, William R.
Ferrier, David
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Contents; Introduction; Part I Personal Identity, Age and Sex; Part II Persons Found Dead; Chapter II Drowning, Hanging, Strangulation, Suffocation; Chapter III Wounds and Mechanical Injuries; Chapter IV Death by Fire, Spontaneous Combustion, Death by Lightning, By Cold, By Starvation; Part III Toxicology 204; Chapter I Definition of a Poison, Action and Classification of Poisons; Chapter II Evidence of Poisoning; Chapter III Methods of Procedure in Cases of Poisoning; Copyright
Summary: The first edition of William A Guy's Principles of Forensic Medicine was published at the start of Victoria's reign; the final edition, from which these selections derive, was published towards the end, just a few years after the Whitechapel horrors has pushed the emerging science to the forefront of the public's consciousness. With this guide in hand, a detective could tell whether the victim had suffocated, drowned, been shot, stabbed, or struck by lightning, spontaneously combusted, frozen to death or expired due to starvation - or, as the guide warns, was not dead at all, but simply i.

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