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Blood & Ivy: The 1849 Murder That Scandalized Harvard

A delectable true-crime story of scandal and murder at Americas most celebrated university.On November 23rd of 1849, in the heart of Boston, one of the citys richest men simply vanished. Dr. George Parkman, a Brahmin who owned much of Bostons 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 left the Medical School building alive.His shocking discoveries in a chemistry professors 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 dismembermentof Harvards greatest doctors investigating one of their own, for a murder hidden in a building full of cadaversit became a landmark case in the use of medical...

Title : Blood & Ivy: The 1849 Murder That Scandalized Harvard
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ISBN : 9780393245165
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 368 pages
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  • Marguerite

    Wonderful book full of insight into the lives of the murdered and accused. Highly recommend!