Adira Rotstein

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"THE CHEMISTS' WAR"

Posted on September 21 by Adira Rotstein

In 1919 Dr. Charles Norris becomes the first coroner/medical examiner in New York City who was actually a trained scientist!  Before he got the job coroners only had to be friends with the mayor, with no scientific expertise.  Instead of just stamping death certificates, Norris set about turning the office into a tool of scientific justice.