Murder and medics

Vintage medical field kit. Wellcome foundation.

So what did they do before DNA?

Most of my research around postmortems, pathology, and police procedures involved wading through the dozens of worthy books on the topics I picked up secondhand. Most do not make good reading, but all are packed with facts and clues on what would constitute a credible 1920’s investigation. The information on the following websites is far more accessible:

Forensic Pathologists in History

Forensic Science Timeline

Origins of Forensic Science

Stories from Scotland Yard

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For the rich in Britain between the wars, having the glamour of a 1930’s motorcar to match your lifestyle was everything.

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1918 programme for variety show for St Dunstan's front cover

Variety theatre: 1918 show in aid of St Dunstan’s

This remarkable document is a testament to its time. Programme for a 1918 variety show in aid of St Dunstan’s, the Blinded Soldiers’, and Sailors’ Hostel.

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