Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Dr. John Thorndyke

  • R. Austin Freeman and the Victorian forensic thriller

    Anthony Papagiannis Thessaloniki, Greece   Richard Austin Freeman, c. 1935. W.L. Briant. Via Encyclop√¶dia Britannica. Many people today are acquainted with well-known books and television series of forensic crime fiction. The modern detective fiction writer is expected to provide detailed descriptions of autopsies, current technology, pharmacology, and toxicology. Yet, even in this relatively new version…