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Blood & ivy : the 1849 murder that scandalized Harvard

Author: Paul Collins
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Traces the scandalous murder of a Harvard Medical School graduate and the ensuing trial that riveted mid-nineteenth-century America, exploring how the case established important precedents in medical forensics and the definition of reasonable doubt.
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Genre/Form: Case Reports
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True crime stories
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Named Person: George Parkman; John White Webster; George Parkman; John White Webster; George Parkman; John White Webster
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Collins
ISBN: 9780393245165 0393245160
OCLC Number: 1005106031
Description: xix, 347 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: I: Scenes of the crime. The way into Harvard ; On pins and crowbars ; The skeleton box ; The great world goes clanging on --
II: The victim. A bad business ; A gentleman unknown ; The yellow envelope ; Some aberration of mind --
III: The suspect. Thanksgiving by the fire ; The final reward ; Wickedness takes eleven ; "I shal be kiled" --
IV: The accused. Pistols drawn ; A ruined man ; Old Grimes is dead ; A lifetime of uprightness --
V: The trial. In the dead house ; Good men and true ; The catalog of bones ; Mesmeric revelation --
VI: The verdict. Twelve men in Massachusetts ; Law manufactured for the occasion ; A man in error ; Closing hours.
Other Titles: Blood and ivy
Responsibility: Paul Collins.

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