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It is well written, informative, and interesting.
Into this, she weaves the story of forensic medicine and highlights the work of medical examiner Dr. Charles Norris and NYC's first toxicologist Alexander Gettler.
This book is of interest to anyone who is interested in the history of crime or science or just wants to read a really entertaining book.
As entertaining as fiction, Blum does a great job in telling the history of forensics in NYC (and the corruption that was rampant in those days).Published 3 days ago by Kathleen Carter
excellent ; a most interesting and enjoyable read. it is worthwhile noting how difficult the job has been ;for politics to stifle inovation and those genuinely trying to improve... Read morePublished 13 days ago by Moira Speed
I read this for book club. It's an interesting history of how forensics has evolved in the US; however, all the chemistry is just too overwhelming.Published 24 days ago by JKD in NM
A well-done interleaving of stories of murder and misadventure, with the history of modern chemistry and forensics.Published 26 days ago by Darrel Plant
I'm not a chemist, so I can't disagree with some of the other comments here. I enjoyed this book thoroughly for the historical setting, and the interesting developments of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This is a fascinating book on the history of forensic medicine. We recently
reviewed it at our medical department book club & it was well received by all in attendance.
Not something I would normally buy, but it was very interesting, and educational too.Published 1 month ago by frank rinaldo
This was a fantastic read. I loved how the history was brought to life. I'm so glad to be living in the 21st century.Published 1 month ago by Jonny Sokko