The Disappearance of Dr. Parkman: Blood & Ivy at the Harvard Medical School

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History / Heritage - Lecture/Discussion

Date & Time: Saturday, April 15, 2023
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Suggested Audiences: High School, College, Adult, Elders
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Shrewsbury Public Library
609 Main St.
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Sponsored by: Friends of the Shrewsbury Public Library
Description: Join the Shrewsbury Public Library to learn about the 1849 murder case of Dr. George Parkman in Boston, one of the most sensational trials of the 19th century. This case had it all: a grisly murder, a dismembered corpse, a wealthy victim, a respected suspect, a questionable lead witness for the prosecution, and unusual court proceedings. In this talk, presenter Justice Dennis J. Curran (ret.) will examine the lawyers, the judges, the problems with the case, and its oddities. The forensics of the case, one of the first trials to allow scientific evidence as testimony, will also be explored.

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Created: March 31, 2023 at 12:20 PM

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