Ocme: Life in America's Top Forensic Medical Center

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Steerforth Press
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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.8 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author
A former EMT/paramedic and a nursing school dropout, Bruce Goldfarb has written for national and local newspapers, magazines, and web publications. He also wrote and edited several medical texts and reference books. He is the author of 18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of the Woman Who Invented Modern Forensics and served from 2012 to 2022 as the executive assistant to the chief of OCME Maryland. He lives in Baltimore.
"OCME is an honest, nuanced look at life in a difficult, but essential, field."
--Baltimore Fishbowl

"CSI fans, true crime lovers, and anyone with a curious mind will want this book in their lap this weekend. "OCME" is real, factual, fascinating, and never, ever taxing."
--Terri Schlichenmeyer, Wyoming Tribune Eagle

"Exceptionally well written and especially recommended reading for anyone with an interest in criminology, the sociological study of modern medicine, and medical professional biographies/memoirs, "OCME: Life in America's Top Forensic Medical Center" is especially and unreservedly recommended for personal, professional, community, and academic library Contemporary Medicine and American Biography/Memoir collections.
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--Midwest Book Reviews (reviewer's choice)

"A brilliant insider's view of a critical yet vulnerable government agency."
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"In this powerful autopsy of autopsies, Goldfarb, a former journalist and emergency medical technician who spent a decade as the public information officer for the Maryland Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, reveals how the opioid crisis, budget shortfalls, and insufficient staff have contributed to a demoralizing crisis."

Praise for Bruce Goldfarb's 18 Tiny Deaths

"An engrossing and accessible chronicle of . . . the early years of scientific detection."
--The Wall Street Journal

"Devotees of TV's CSI will have their minds blown."
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)