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Forensic Medicine

Fundamentals and Perspectives

Dettmeyer, Reinhard, Verhoff, Marcel A., Schütz, Harald F.

2014, XXIV, 584 p. 379 illus., 333 illus. in color.

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  • Contains a wealth of figures in color, including from the field of forensic histopathology, as well as numerous tables presenting key facts
  • Considers various forms of trauma
  • Discusses fatal and non-fatal child abuse in detail
  • Covers the new field of forensic radiology
  • Addresses medical malpractice
This book presents the latest developments in the field of forensic pathology/forensic medicine, including important advances in forensic histopathology, forensic radiology, medical malpractice, understanding of child abuse, and forensic toxicology. Various forms of trauma are addressed in individual chapters, and among the other topics covered are traffic medicine, forensic alcohol toxicology, forensic DNA analysis, forensic osteology, and international regulations. The book includes a wealth of color illustrations and numerous tables presenting key facts. The authors are leading experts in general pathology, forensic radiology, and forensic toxicology. Forensic Pathology/Forensic Medicine: Fundamentals and Perspectives will be of interest not only to specialist pathologists and those working in forensic medicine, but also to coroners, forensic physicians, students, lawyers, attorneys, and policemen.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Child Abuse - Forensic Radiology - Forensic Toxicology - Medical Malpractice

Related subjects » Pathology

Table of contents 

Introduction.- Forensic Thanatology.- Post mortem examination.- Forensic autopsy.- Forensic traumatology.- Vital reactions.- Blunt trauma.- Sharp force.- Gunshot wounds.- Violence against the neck.- Suffocation.- Thermic injuries – Burns, Scalds, Hypothermia.- Electricity, Lightning, Gases.- Immersion deaths.- Clinical Forensic Medicine.- Special natural, unnatural and unclear deaths.- Child abuse.- Sexual child abuse.- Fatal child abuse.- Traffic Medicine.- Forensic Alcohology.- Forensic Toxicology.- Forensic DNA-Analyses.- Forensic Osteology.- Identification of human remains.- Forensic Radiology.- Medical malpractice.- International Regulations.

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Distribution rights for India: CBS Publishers, New Delhi, India

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