Studies of the effects of decomposition on exhumed bodies, 1831
Orfila was a towering figure in the emergent field of forensics. His 1831 treatise was the first book to be devoted solely to the subject of exhumation and decomposition.
Mathieu J. B. Orfila, M.D., and Octave Lesueur, M.D., Traité des exhumations juridiques…, Paris, Chromolithograph; Artist: Hippolyte Vanderburch
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