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Death Investigation in America

Coroners, Medical Examiners, and the Pursuit of Medical Certainty

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$66.50 • £53.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674034532

Publication Date: 10/30/2009


300 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


Jentzen’s book stands alone and defines a field. It is full of ironic twists and the grim comedy of the often bizarre stories of famous death investigations in the past. Jentzen has an eye for the right anecdote to illustrate a large idea, and has found wonderful quotations to drive home his points. The United States deserves a better system of death investigation; Jentzen helps us understand why we never got one.—James Mohr, University of Oregon

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