Forty Years of Murder

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HarperCollins Publishers Limited, Jan 1, 2008 - Forensic pathologists - 424 pages
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Christie, Hanratty, The Krays ... murderers haunt the mind. We read about them in the press with horrified curiosity and, if we're lucky, this is as close as we get. But Home Office Pathologise Keith Simpson spent forty years in the very midst of murder. This is his autobiography. The late Professor Keith Simpson became the first Professor of Forensic Medicine at London University and lectured on the subject to other doctors, lawyers, police officers and magistrates at home and all over the world. He pioneered forensic dentistry, and for the first time identified a suspected murderer by teeth marks left on the victim's body. He was responsible for the first successful 'battered baby' prosecution in England, and perhaps one of his greatest contributions has been to save the lives of countless babies by disseminating information on the syndrome and getting it recognized and controlled. This is the bestselling autobiography of the man who was always at the scene of the crime. In describing his celebrated investigations he spares his readers none of the chilling details: the whip-marks, the maggots, the skeletal remains, which proved the innocence of so many men and women...and sent so many more to the gallows.

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User Review  - jigwagigiggs - LibraryThing

A bit too techincal for the layman in my opinion. Yes a very absorbing read but I think this would be better for those with the pre requisite knowledge of anatomy. Budding pathologiists and wannabee CSI merchants, read, enjoy and welcome to the real world! Read full review

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User Review  - Catherine Cronin - Goodreads

I read this when it was first published. At the time, I was a medical student. The juicy forensic cases and techniques that Simpson describes make good stories and certainly got me more interested in ... Read full review

About the author (2008)

Professor Keith Simpson, now deceased, entered Guy‚s Hospital as a student and stayed as a teacher for the whole of his professional life. He reached the summit of his profession, pioneering forensic medicine. He is the author of the standard textbook on the subject and edited the profession‚s ‚bible‚ Taylor‚s Medical Jurisprudence.

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