Keith Simpson was born in Brighton, 1907. When he was only 17 years of age, his father sent him to Medic School, and by the age of 25 he took on the role of teacher in pathology. In 1934, Dr Simpson became a supervisor in medico legal post mortems.
He was professor of forensic medicine at the University of London at Guys Hospital, and a founder member of the Association of Forensic Medicine. He was renowned for his contribution in high profile cases which took lots of forensic work in labs to solve including the acid bath murders in 1949 committed by John George Haigh and the murder of gangster of George Cornell, who was shot dead by Ronnie Cray in 1966. Solving crimes like these prevented lots of deaths because these criminals could of well killed more people than they already had.
Keith Simpson was around in the time known as the golden age of British murder, and his work was important to his country. Professor Simpson wrote an autobiography called Forty Years of Murder, which became a best seller in the 1970’s. This book mentioned many dark things and many messages to people about decision making in life.
He was the first forensic pathologist to be recognised by the Home Office, and in 1975 his long public service was recognised with the award of CBE, which an award of honour and chivalry. He by then was renowned for having done the most autopsies in the world, becoming one of the greatest pathologists of all time.
His investigating in crimes could of saved many, many lives. HIs work in forensic pathology is some of the most valuable pathology work in the world and his reputation of being such a great pathologists still lives to this day. His work will stand out and inspire many more forensic pathologists in the future.
His book was an inspiring and maybe helpful text about his life and always will help forensic pathologists in the future to help solve more crimes, and save more lives.
What is Forensic Pathology?
Forensic pathology is the investigation of how the crime happened or just how the event happened. They use the evidence that has been found to see who did what, and the objects that they found to see how they did it. Forensic pathology can help in many ways. The court order can change depending on how brutal the scene was. It is important that the forensic pathologist is as accurate as possible, because the murder could be accidental, and the person is innocent. If the criminal brutally and viciously murdered the victim, and broke many more laws at the same time, he will get heavy charges. It is a very hard job.
Forensic pathology is one of many types of forensic science, that all come together to solve one crime, and Keith Simpsons work stood out among other pathologists and was extremely helpful to the police department. His work was amazing. THANKS FORL LISTENING!!