Coroner At Large

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Premier Digital Publishing, Jun 14, 2012 - Law
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To Thomas Noguchi, America's most famous medical examiner, every death is a mystery - until the cause is found. In his first book, the runaway best-seller, Coroner, Dr. Noguchi wrote of his controversial investigations as Medical Examiner of Los Angeles County. In Coroner At Large, the man who has often been called the "Detective of Death" probes the mysteries surrounding the most celebrated criminal cases in recent American history._x000D_ _x000D_ Using sophisticated techniques of modern forensic science and once again "telling it like it is," Dr. Noguchi also reveals the truth behind the headlines in the untimely deaths of show business celebrities:_x000D_ _x000D_ - The drowning of Beach Boy Dennis Wilson_x000D_ - The murder of Sal Mineo_x000D_ - The suicide of Freddie Prinze_x000D_ - The slaying of "Playmate of the Year" Dorothy Stratten_x000D_ - Elvis Presley's fatal heart attack_x000D_ _x000D_ Forensic science, too, provides new clues to fascinating historical puzzles: the true fates of General George Custer, the Emperor Napoleon, and Adolf Hitler._x000D_ _x000D_ In Coroner at Large, Dr. Noguchi brilliantly provides the missing links in our knowledge of these cases. Here, from his own investigations and his pioneering work in the field, we see forensic science in action, unraveling the mysteries of death - both natural and unnatural - in real-life cases that might have baffled even the great Sherlock Holmes.

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Noguchi's a good writer as well as a great coroner who truly loves the work! the 2 lessons I got from this book were the importance of forensics & to not trust prosecutors Read full review

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I am from CA and I am very familiar with T Noguchi as the medical examiner in Los Angeles CA. He provides a good view into forensic science. He has been the medical examiner to many controversial causes of death and high profile crimes. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Thomas Noguchi was born in Japan and came to the United States in 1952 to complete his residency in pathology at Orange County General Hospital in California. In 1960 he joined the Los Angeles County Coroner's office as Deputy Medical Examiner, and subsequently was appointed Chief Medical Examiner. After he left that post in a storm controversy, his professional colleagues elected him President of the National Association of Medical Examiners.

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