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The Doctor Looks at Murder

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Published 1940 by Blue Ribbon Books, Inc. (first published 1937)
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Robert Beveridge
Jul 22, 2016 Robert Beveridge rated it really liked it
Edward M. Marten, The Doctor Looks at Murder (Blue Ribbon Books, 1940)
[originally posted 26Nov2001]

What a delicious little book this is. In 1940 it was no doubt offered in the same way books of "medical curiosities" were offered in the seventies ("absolutely no one under sixteen ears of age may order this book!"), and to his credit, Marten is more than willing to play the role, tossing off case study after case study in what would then have been considered lurid detail. It would barely rate a PG
Feb 23, 2011 Roberta rated it really liked it
I bought this book used and written inside it says: "Property of Capt. Sidney J. Dillon, Police Dept. Syracuse, N.Y. Please return this book as soon as you have finished."

This is the story of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of the City of New York written by Dr. M. Edward Marten, the Deputy Chief Medical Examiner. I thought that his chapter on deaths from asphyxia was particularly good, hitting just the right balance of what needed to be explained and what did not.

In the preface Dr. M
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