Early forensics and crime-solving chemists

A session at TEDYouth 2012

In a CSI age, we take forensic science for granted. New York did not have a medical examiner or forensic toxicologist until 1918, whose eventual arrival changed the landscape of crime investigation forever. At TEDYouth 2012, Deborah Blum prompts the audience to solve crimes with chemistry.

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Deborah Blum

Book author (The Poisoner's Handbook). Blogger (Speakeasy Science). Journalist. Professor (The University of Wisconsin). Chemistry Geek (Total). bio from Twitter

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Date Sat 17th November 2012

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  • The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2014
  • The Poisoner's Handbook
  • Ghost Hunters

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