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The Resource Blood & ivy : the 1849 murder that scandalized Harvard, Paul Collins

Blood & ivy : the 1849 murder that scandalized Harvard, Paul Collins

Label
Blood & ivy : the 1849 murder that scandalized Harvard
Title
Blood & ivy
Title remainder
the 1849 murder that scandalized Harvard
Statement of responsibility
Paul Collins
Title variation
Blood and ivy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Traces the scandalous murder of a Harvard Medical School graduate and the ensuing trial that riveted mid-nineteenth-century America, exploring how the case established important precedents in medical forensics and the definition of reasonable doubt
  • "On November 23rd of 1849, in the heart of Boston, one of the city's richest men simply vanished. Dr. George Parkman, a Brahmin who owned much of Boston's West End, was last seen that afternoon visiting his alma mater, Harvard Medical School. Police scoured city tenements and the harbor, and offered hefty rewards as leads put the elusive Dr. Parkman at sea or hiding in Manhattan. But one Harvard janitor held a much darker suspicion: that their ruthless benefactor had never even left the Medical School building alive. His shocking discoveries in a chemistry professor's laboratory engulfed America in one of its most infamous trials: The Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. John White Webster. A baffling case of red herrings, grave robbery, and dismemberment--of Harvard's greatest doctors investigating one of their own, for a murder hidden in a building full of cadavers--it became a landmark case in the use of medical forensics and the meaning of reasonable doubt. Paul Collins brings nineteenth-century Boston back to life in vivid detail, weaving together newspaper accounts, letters, journals, court transcripts, and memoirs from this groundbreaking case. Rich in characters and evocative in atmosphere, Blood & Ivy explores the fatal entanglement of new science and old money in one of America's greatest murder mysteries."--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Collins, Paul
Dewey number
364.152/3092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6534.B6
LC item number
C65 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Parkman, George
  • Webster, John White
  • Harvard University
  • Parkman, George
  • Webster, John White
  • Harvard University
  • Harvard University
  • Murder
  • Murder
  • Massachusetts
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
Label
Blood & ivy : the 1849 murder that scandalized Harvard, Paul Collins
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pgs. 325-335) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I: Scenes of the crime. The way into Harvard ; On pins and crowbars ; The skeleton box ; The great world goes clanging on -- II: The victim. A bad business ; A gentleman unknown ; The yellow envelope ; Some aberration of mind -- III: The suspect. Thanksgiving by the fire ; The final reward ; Wickedness takes eleven ; "I shal be kiled" -- IV: The accused. Pistols drawn ; A ruined man ; Old Grimes is dead ; A lifetime of uprightness -- V: The trial. In the dead house ; Good men and true ; The catalog of bones ; Mesmeric revelation -- VI: The verdict. Twelve men in Massachusetts ; Law manufactured for the occasion ; A man in error ; Closing hours
Control code
on1005106031
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 347 pages
Isbn
9780393245165
Lccn
2017057354
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028384951
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1005106031
Label
Blood & ivy : the 1849 murder that scandalized Harvard, Paul Collins
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pgs. 325-335) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I: Scenes of the crime. The way into Harvard ; On pins and crowbars ; The skeleton box ; The great world goes clanging on -- II: The victim. A bad business ; A gentleman unknown ; The yellow envelope ; Some aberration of mind -- III: The suspect. Thanksgiving by the fire ; The final reward ; Wickedness takes eleven ; "I shal be kiled" -- IV: The accused. Pistols drawn ; A ruined man ; Old Grimes is dead ; A lifetime of uprightness -- V: The trial. In the dead house ; Good men and true ; The catalog of bones ; Mesmeric revelation -- VI: The verdict. Twelve men in Massachusetts ; Law manufactured for the occasion ; A man in error ; Closing hours
Control code
on1005106031
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 347 pages
Isbn
9780393245165
Lccn
2017057354
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028384951
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1005106031

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