Spitz and Fisher's Medicolegal Investigation of Death: Guidelines for the Application of Pathology to Crime Investigation / Edition 4

Spitz and Fisher's Medicolegal Investigation of Death: Guidelines for the Application of Pathology to Crime Investigation / Edition 4

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by Werner U. Spitz
     
 

Edited by professors of pathology at Wayne State U.'s School of Medicine, this is the new edition of a work first published in 1972 to give pathologists, pathology residents, coroners, guidance in the recognition and interpretation of wound patterns and mechanisms of injury in a legal context. The text aims to cover all major aspects of the subject and offers chapters… See more details below

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Edited by professors of pathology at Wayne State U.'s School of Medicine, this is the new edition of a work first published in 1972 to give pathologists, pathology residents, coroners, guidance in the recognition and interpretation of wound patterns and mechanisms of injury in a legal context. The text aims to cover all major aspects of the subject and offers chapters on the history of forensic medicine and pathology, crime scene evidence, time of death and changes after death, identification of human remains, anthropology, forensic odontology, sudden and unexpected death from natural causes in adults, investigation of deaths in childhood. Discussion includes trauma and disease; injury by blunt and sharp forces and by gunfire and asphyxia, among other causes; investigation of bodies in water; electrical and lighting injuries; medicolegal investigation of mass disasters; trauma of the nervous system; microscopic forensic pathology; forensic aspects of radiology; and the autopsy report and selected procedures at autopsy. In order that the material be accessible to attorneys and other interested parties, technical terminology is avoided. Numerous b&w illustrations are included. Annotation © 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780398075446
Publisher:
Charles C. Thomas, Publisher
Publication date:
01/01/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
1358
Sales rank:
107,535
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 11.50(h) x 2.40(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Ch. IHistory of Forensic Pathology and Related Laboratory Sciences3
Ch. IITime of Death and Changes After Death
Pt. 1Anatomical Considerations14
Pt. 2Chemical Considerations50
Pt. 3Forensic Entomology and its Use in the Determination of Time Since Death65
Ch. IIIIdentification of Human Remains71
Ch. IVForensic Odontology118
Ch. VSudden and Unexpected Death from Natural Causes in Adults137
Ch. VITrauma and Disease175
Ch. VIIBlunt Force Injury199
Ch. VIIISharp Force Injury252
Ch. IXInjury by Gunfire
Pt. 1Gunshot Wounds311
Pt. 2Shotgun Wounds382
Ch. XThermal Injuries413
Ch. XIAsphyxia444
Ch. XIIDrowning498
Ch. XIIIElectrical and Lightning Injuries516
Ch. XIVThe Road Traffic Victim528
Ch. XVMedicolegal Investigation of Mass Disasters567
Ch. XVIMechanical Injuries of Brain and Meninges585
Ch. XVIIMicroscopic Forensic Pathology637
Ch. XVIIIInvestigation of Deaths in Childhood
Pt. 1Infanticide and Neonaticide681
Pt. 2The Battered Child and Adolescent687
Pt. 3The Differential Diagnosis of Child Abuse724
Ch. XIXInvestigation of Deaths from Drug Abuse733
Ch. XXForensic Aspects of Alcohol767
Ch. XXISelected Procedures at Autopsy776
Ch. XXIIThe Medicolegal Autopsy Report798
Index809

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