Forensic Aspects in Pediatric Pathology

Forensic Aspects in Pediatric Pathology

by J. E. Dimmick
     
 

ISBN-10: 3805561946

ISBN-13: 9783805561945

Pub. Date: 12/28/1995

Publisher: Karger, S. Inc.

This volume focuses on selected areas of pediatric pathology, placing special emphasis on the forensic aspects of embryos, placentas, fetuses, and newborns as well as offering helpful guidelines from a legal perspective. The descriptions of embryos and placentas and their use in determining the cause and the timing of fetal or embryonic demise are valuable for the…  See more details below

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This volume focuses on selected areas of pediatric pathology, placing special emphasis on the forensic aspects of embryos, placentas, fetuses, and newborns as well as offering helpful guidelines from a legal perspective. The descriptions of embryos and placentas and their use in determining the cause and the timing of fetal or embryonic demise are valuable for the expert witness. Also helpful are the chapters on the legal implications of untoward outcomes of pregnancy and the role of the expert witness in court. Authored by both a pathologist and lawyer, the latter describes pitfalls that should be avoided when giving testimony. A further chapter describes postmortem conferences with the families of the deceased. Other topics include sudden infant death syndrome, pediatric toxicology and cardiac pathology. The timely issue of child abuse is discussed in a chapter outlining an interesting community program to identify child abuse and in a provocative essay by the well-known author and pediatric pathologist, Dr. Gonzalez-Crussi.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783805561945
Publisher:
Karger, S. Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/1995
Series:
Perspectives in Pediatric Pathology Series
Pages:
178

Table of Contents

Board of Editors
Introduction1
Founders of Pediatric Pathology4
Some Thoughts on Child Abuse11
Forensic Aspects of the Placenta20
Embryonic Death: Pathology and Forensic Implications43
Expectations and Reality: Untoward Outcome of Gestation59
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome - The Medical Examiner's Viewpoint76
A Pediatric Forensic Medicine Program87
Pediatric Toxicology96
The Postautopsy Conference with Families115
Duties of an Expert Witness124
Cardiac Causes of Sudden Unexpected Natural Death in Childhood141
Subject Index175

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