This forensic pathology textbook focuses on the examination of dead bodies for medico-legal purposes and the procedures needed in the examination of a body found under obscure, suspicious, or criminal circumstances. Chapters address the pathophysiology of death, the establishment of identity, the pathology of wounds, various types of injuries, child deaths, forensic dentistry, poisoning, forensic aspects of alcohol, and drug deaths. This edition has been updated and adds new color illustrations. Online access to an ebook is included. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
The fourth edition of this definitive international postgraduate textbook for forensic pathologists covers all aspects of the medico-legal autopsy, including the cause and time of death, interpretation of wounds, and every other facet of the investigation of a fatality. It emphasizes the practical application of knowledge, research findings, and the value of observation over received wisdom. Bernard Knight's continuing role as overall editor ensures that the book's often praised readability has been maintained.
Number of Pages: 666
Sub-Genre: Forensic Medicine
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Pekka Saukko
Street Date: December 18, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 247-02-7260