Essentials of Autopsy Practice

New Advances, Trends and Developments

Editors: Rutty, Guy N. (Ed.)

  • A unique reference book dedicated to updating the pathologist on issues related to the autopsy
  • Tackles issues never previously discussed and specifically selected to fill a gap in the market
  • The only series dedicated to encompass all of autopsy practice: non-forensic and forensic, paediatric, neuropathological as well as sub-specialties
  • First book has become a reference aid to autopsy issues for all grades of lawyers
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About this book

‘Essentials of Autopsy Practice: New Advances, Trends and Developments’ provides an up-to-date overview of current key issues in autopsy practice, with contributions from leading field experts from around the world. This concise, well-referenced text consists of chapters that can be read independently of each other, in addition to forming a cohesive book which can act as a practical manual or reference guide.

 

This book is designed to be kept in laboratories, offices and mortuaries so that practioners can quickly refer to it for help on how to undertake procedures or interpret findings found in autopsy practice. Its size and contents make this a valuable everyday title, offering advice and suggested approaches to a variety of difficult subject areas.

 

As the fourth volume in a popular series, this book will be of great use to both trainees and consultants in all specialty areas within pathology, including forensic pathology, as well as also serving as a comprehensive guide for all those involved in the wider sense of death investigation, such as nurses, lawyers, paramedics and police officers.

Reviews

From reviews:

"The Essentials of Autopsy Practice series is rapidly becoming to autopsies what the Recent Advances is to histopathology. … Overall, this is an excellent book, and a worthy successor to the first volume in the series. It will prove a valuable addition to the bookshelves of all pathologists engaged in autopsy practice." (Julian Burton, ACP News, Spring 2004)

"Throughout, the text is clearly laid out and eminently readable. Despite originating from numerous authors, the book reads well as a whole and is both a fascinating and informative read. Each of the chapters has been generously illustrated with appropriate tables and black and white photographs. … Essentials of Autopsy Practice easily lives up to its title and will make a valuable addition to the bookshelf of any pathologist with an autopsy practice." (Julian Burton, ACP News, Spring 2002)

"All chapters are good reviews of the specific topics, and the range of topics covered includes many of the difficult and contentious issues facing routine practice but which do not have coverage in the major forensic texts. …[A]n exceptional, compact review worthy of a place in the library of any department still engaged in autopsy examinations. It should be added to the ‘must read’ list of any trainees considering forensic practice. Even old hands will learn a thing or two, and some may be touched by the insights provided in this book to review their own practices." (Paul Botterill, Pathology, December 2002, 593)

"The goal is to provide updates in a broad range of subjects pertaining to autopsy pathology. … Practicing hospital and forensic pathologists and their trainees are the intended audience. The book also will be of value to lawyers and medicolegal experts interested in a variety of topics such as bioterrorism, gerontocide, and sexual abuse in children. … As a reference, it deserves to be available in general medical libraries and departmental libraries for pathologists dealing with hospital and forensic autopsies." (Ivan Damjanov, Doody’s Review Service, March, 2009)


Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Postmortem Toxicological Redistribution

    Olaf H. Drummer

    Pages 1-21

  • Examination of Fractures at Autopsy

    Archie J. Malcolm

    Pages 23-44

  • The Relationship of Body Weight and Sudden Death

    James A.J. Rex Ferris

    Pages 45-52

  • Fatal Sexual Abuse in Childhood

    Roger W. Byard, Terence Donald

    Pages 53-76

  • Elder Abuse and Gerontocide

    Klaus Püschel

    Pages 77-111

Buy this book

eBook $179.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-84628-835-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $229.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-84628-834-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $229.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-84996-657-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Essentials of Autopsy Practice
Book Subtitle
New Advances, Trends and Developments
Editors
  • Guy N. Rutty
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84628-835-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84628-835-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84628-834-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-84996-657-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 190
Number of Illustrations and Tables
32 b/w illustrations, 87 illustrations in colour
Topics