Author: Glaister (Professor John)
Year: 1964
Publisher: Hutchinson
Edition Details: 1st Edn.
Book Condition: V+/Vg
Price: 15.00
Hardback. Internationally recognised as an expert on medical jurisprudence - with over 40yrs experience of the scientific investigation of crime at home and abroad - the author had just retired from the Regius Chair of Forensic Medicine at Glasgow University, a post held by him since 1931. Chief architect in the reconstruction of the Ruxton murders, the author was a pioneer of such techniques as the identification of human blood by the precipitin test; and his work on post mortem examinations and in the witness box gained him an outstanding reputation for its authority and precision. In this autobiography the author reveals the scientific background which led to the solution of many of the 20th century's famous criminal cases. He explains the forensic specialist's techniques and describes the (at the time) latest developments in research. The way in which the secrets of crime are probed by examination - both on the spot and in the laboratory - and by such new tests as the atomic-age activation analysis is graphically demonstrated by case-histories from the author's own files. Illus. + Index. 224pp.8vo. h/back. Vg+ in Vg. dw. showing signs of a little shelfwear.


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