Dr. Charles Norris in the Bellevue Violet, 1933

The first department of forensic medicine in the United States was established at NYU in 1932. Dr. Charles Norris, the Chief Medical Examiner of New York City, served as the department's first professor. The department's curriculum included undergraduate lectures and elective courses, and postgraduate courses in forensic medicine, pathology, toxicology and serology, with full time graduate courses leading to the degrees of Master and Doctor of Science in Forensic Medicine.

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