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Science joins the force.

Cuthbert, C. R. M.

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'Science joins the force'; scenes from the opening ceremony of the Metropolitan Police Laboratory, Hendon, 10th April 1935 - described as "a new "lab" to catch old "lags". Scenes of scientists at work (including Dr. James Davidson, first Director of the Laboratory) and of opening speech by Sir John Gilmour, then Home Secretary. The final frames afford a brief glimpse of Sir Henry Wellcome, a few months before his death, seated among the V.I.P. guests on the platform to the left of Sir John Gilmour. Of great interest to historians of forensic science and medicine.


[S.i.] : [publisher not identified], [1935]

Physical description

1 encoded moving image (01:24 min.) : sound, black and white


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