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From The CriticsReviewer: Leslie Zun, MD (Mt. Sinai Hospital Medical Center)
Description: This is an excellent reference to fill the knowledge gap of emergency physicians in the area of forensic emergency medicine. Diverse, but rather complete content is provided including a chapter on forensic photography.
Purpose: The authors intended to provide a reference on the new field of forensic emergency medicine. For the most part, they have met all of their objectives and more.
Audience: The book is written primarily for practicing emergency physicians. The authors assembled a diverse group of contributing authors.
Features: A number of subject areas are covered. Unique areas covered include interviewing techniques, description of perpetrators, testifying, law enforcement, and photography. The book has a limited number of wonderful photographs. The only shortcomings are the lack of information on failure to thrive in children and a limited description of victims of violence.
Assessment: This is a wonderful addition to an emergency medicine library and should find its place next to the color atlas on child abuse and assault. It fills a number of gaps on the literature of emergency medicine.