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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.).

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Covington Branch LT 363.25092 L477g 2020 (Text) 33126024963153 New Large Type Checked out 11/11/2020
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  • ISBN: 9781432880088
  • ISBN: 143288008X
  • Physical Description: 509 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2020.

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"Eye-opening biography of Frances Glessner Lee, who brought American medical forensics into the scientific age...genuinely compelling."--Kirkus Reviews "A captivating portrait of a feminist hero and forensic pioneer." --Booklist The story of a woman whose ambition and accomplishments far exceeded the expectations of her time, 18 Tiny Deathsfollows the transformation of a young, wealthy socialite into the mother of modern forensics... 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 dollhouses that appear charming--until you notice the macabre little details: an overturned chair, or 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. 18 Tiny Deaths, by official biographer Bruce Goldfarb, delves into Lee's journey from grandmother without a college degree to leading the scientific investigation of unexpected death out of the dark confines of centuries-old techniques and into the light of the modern day. 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 Deathstransports the reader back in time and tells the story of how one woman, who should never have even been allowed into the classrooms she ended up teaching in, changed the face of science forever"-- 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.
Genre: Large type books.

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