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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.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Detroit Lakes Public Library||CD TALKING BOOK 921 LEE (Text)||33500013208418||Main||Checked out||05/02/2020|
|Moorhead Public Library||CD TALKING BOOK 921 LEE (Text)||33500013208426||Main||Checked out||05/04/2020|
- ISBN: 9781980014652
- ISBN: 1980014655
- Physical Description: 7 sound discs (8 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books, 
- Copyright: ℗2020
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Narrated by Nan McNamara.
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.
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