Fatal Evidence: Professor Alfred Swaine Taylor & the Dawn of Forensic Science

January 24, 2020|
Fatal Evidence: Professor Alfred Swaine Taylor & the Dawn of Forensic Science
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A surgeon and chemist at Guys Hospital in London, Professor Alfred Swaine Taylor used new techniques to search the human body for evidence that once had been unseen. As well as tracing poisons, he could identify blood on clothing and weapons, and used hair and fiber analysis to catch killers.Taylor is perhaps best remembered as an expert witness at one of Victorian Englands most infamous trials that of William Palmer, The Rugeley Poisoner. But he was involved in many other intriguing cases, from a skeleton in a carpet bag to a fire that nearly destroyed two towns, and several poisonings in between.Taylor wrote widely on forensic medicine. He gave Charles Dickens a tour of his laboratory, and Wilkie Collins owned copies of his books. His work was known to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and he inspired the creation of fictional forensic detective Dr Thorndyke. For Dorothy L. Sayers, Taylors books were the back doors to death.From crime scene to laboratory to courtroom and sometimes to the gallows this is the world of Professor Alfred Swaine Taylor and his fatal evidence.

Title:Fatal Evidence: Professor Alfred Swaine Taylor & the Dawn of Forensic Science
Format:Kobo ebook
Published:January 24, 2020
Publisher:Pen & Sword Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781473883437

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