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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.). McNamara, Nan, (narrator.). Melinek, Judy, (writer of introduction.). Recorded Books, Inc. (Added Author).

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Item details

  • ISBN: 9781980014652
  • ISBN: 1980014655
  • Physical Description: 7 audio discs (8 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books, [2020]

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In container (17 cm.).
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Narrated by Nan McNamara.
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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.
Subject: Lee, Frances Glessner, 1878-1962.
Crime scenes > United States > History > 20th century.
Criminal investigation > United States > History > 20th century.
Forensic sciences > United States > History > 20th century.
Forensic scientists > United States > Biography.
Genre: Audiobooks.
Biographies.
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