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Chemistry and Crime : From Sherlock Holmes to Today's Courtroom - Samuel M. Gerber

Chemistry and Crime

From Sherlock Holmes to Today's Courtroom

By: Samuel M. Gerber (Editor)

Paperback Published: 5th May 1983
ISBN: 9780841207851
Number Of Pages: 135

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An illuminating view of forensic science in fact and fiction. Underlines the relationship between detective fiction and the development of modern forensics. Begins with examples of chemistry at work in the novels of crime fiction writers such as Arthur Conan Doyle and Dorothy L. Sayers. Recounts how the sleuthing techniques in detective fiction laid the foundation for the sophisticated analytical methods of modern forensic science. Relates case histories in which modern forensics played a keynote role.

Preface
From Sherlock Holmes...
Medical School Influences on the Fiction of Arthur Conan Doyle
Strong Poison: Chemistry in the Works of Dorothy L. Sayers
A Study in Scarlet: Blood Identification in 1875...to Today's Courtroom
Forensic Science: Winds of Change
Chemistry andthe Challenge of Crime
The Elemental Comparison of Bullet-Lead Evidence Specimens
Bloodstain Analysis: Case Histories
Bloodstain Analysis: Serological and Electrophoretic Techniques
Does the Crime Laboratory Have the Answers? Four Cities Compared
Index
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ISBN: 9780841207851
ISBN-10: 0841207852
Series: American Chemical Society Publication
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 135
Published: 5th May 1983
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 0.89
Weight (kg): 0.24