Blood on the Table: The Greatest Cases of New York City's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

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Thorndike Press, 2008 - Medical - 519 pages
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A behind-the-scenes look at death in New York City. For almost a century, New York City's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has presided over the dead. Over the years, the OCME has endured everything-political upheavals, ghastly murders, bloody gang wars, the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and non-stop battles for power and influence-and remains the final authority in cases of sudden, unexplained, or violent death. Founded in 1918, the OCME has evolved over decades of technological triumphs and all-too human failure to its modern-day incarnation as the foremost forensics lab in the world, investigating an average caseload of over 15,000 suspicious deaths a year. This is the behind-the-scenes chronicle of public service and private vendettas, of blood in the streets and back-room bloodbaths, and of the criminal cases that made history and headlines.

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Review: Blood On The Table: The Greatest Cases of New York City's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

User Review  - Hadebeer - Goodreads

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, from cover to cover. The variety of "topics" covered made it so much more interesting. It is history, behind-the scenes- stories, actual cases. Just loved it. The ... Read full review

Review: Blood On The Table: The Greatest Cases of New York City's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

User Review  - Kate Baxter - Goodreads

Should have actually been the greatest political feuds of the CME's office. More about problems between the Mayor's office, the various people in the job and the various people wanting the job. Read full review

About the author (2008)

COLIN EVANS is the author of The Casebook of Forensic Detection and Great Feuds in History (both from Wiley), as well as Killer Doctors. He lives in England, where he is currently at work on a forensics encyclopedia.

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