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Author: Helen Barrell
Book: Fatal Evidence: Professor Alfred Swaine Taylor & the Dawn of Forensic Science

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Fatal Evidence: Professor Alfred Swaine Taylor and the Dawn of Forensic Science by Helen Barrell

A surgeon and chemist at Guy’s Hospital in London, Professor Alfred Swaine Taylor used new techniques to search the human body for evidence that once had been unseen. A toxicologist, he could also identify blood on clothing and weapons, and used hair and fibre analysis to catch killers.

He gave Charles Dickens a tour of his laboratory, and Wilkie Collins owned copies of his books. For Dorothy L. Sayers…more

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