Tobacco as Evidence

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“I have been guilty of several monographs. They are all upon technical subjects. Here, for example, is one “Upon the Distinction between the “Ashes of the Various Tobaccos”. In it I enumerate a hundred and forty forms of cigar, cigarette, and pipe tobacco, with coloured plates illustrating the difference in the ash. It is a point which is continually turning up in criminal trials, and which is sometimes of supreme importance as a clue.”

Arthur Conan Doyle
“The Sign of the Four”

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