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18 tiny deaths : the untold story of Frances Glessner Lee and the invention of modern forensics

Author: Bruce Goldfarb; Judy Melinek
Publisher: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks, [2020]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: Frances Glessner Lee; Frances Glessner Lee
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Goldfarb; Judy Melinek
ISBN: 9781492680475 1492680478
OCLC Number: 1096529139
Description: xv, 351 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 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.
Other Titles: Eighteen tiny deaths
Responsibility: Bruce Goldfarb ; introduction by Judy Melinek, MD.

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"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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