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Body of Evidence David Bowen

Body of Evidence By David Bowen

Body of Evidence by David Bowen


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This work writes of the trial-making and breaking clues uncovered by David Bowen during 40 years as one of London's key forensic pathologists. It was Bowen who was the first to identify the true nature of the "chicken bones" found in Dennis Nilsen's drain after a complaint by his neighbour.

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Body of Evidence by David Bowen

Without sensationalism but with a generous dusting of dark forensic humour David Bowen writes of the trial-making and breaking clues he uncovered during his 40 years as one of London's key forensic pathologists. Following in the footsteps of pioneers such as Bernard Spilsbury and Keith Simpson, it was Bowen who was the first to identify the true nature of the 'chicken bones' found in Dennis Nilsen's drain after a complaint by his neighbour and it was Bowen who led the investigation into the grisly contents of the black rubbish bags found in Nilsen's home. 'On Wednesday, 9th February, 1983 I was in the cutting-up room looking at some fixed tissues from a case. It was mid morning. "Mr Jay to see you Prof," said the departmental secretary. He had bought me several strips of skin to examine. After our short conference Mr Jay returned to north London to await the arrival from work of a Mr Nilsen.'

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Bowen is a highly distinguished forensic pathologist. In a career spanning more than 40 years he has assisted in the investigation of some infamous high-profile crimes: from the IRA bombing in the City of London in 1992, to the serial murders committed by Dennis Nilsen and the mysterious death of Roberto Calvi. Sub-titled 'What forensic testing revealed on some famous and infamous cases', his book is indeed fascinatingly revealing about the detail of particular investigations. But it's also more than that, combining a well-written personal memoir with an incidental history of the recent development of forensics. Some of it, inevitably, makes for pretty gruesome reading. What distinguishes Bowen's from similar 'True Crime' books published of late is his depth of knowledge, combined with a responsible lack of sensationalism.

About David Bowen

David Bowen is Emeritus Professor of Forensic Medicine at the University of London. Born in 1924, he first worked under the late Donald Teare and went on to set up the Department of Forensic Medicine at Charing Cross Hospital Medical School.

Additional information

GOR002895771
9781841196282
1841196282
Body of Evidence by David Bowen
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Little, Brown Book Group
2003-02-27
320
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