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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In its ninety years, the OCME of New York City has investigated over one million deaths and earned recognition as "the finest facility of its kind in North America, and as good as any in the world ... Read full review

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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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