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

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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: 1/1/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 1358
  • Sales rank: 91,001
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.50 (h) x 2.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Ch. I History of Forensic Pathology and Related Laboratory Sciences 3
Ch. II Time of Death and Changes After Death
Pt. 1 Anatomical Considerations 14
Pt. 2 Chemical Considerations 50
Pt. 3 Forensic Entomology and its Use in the Determination of Time Since Death 65
Ch. III Identification of Human Remains 71
Ch. IV Forensic Odontology 118
Ch. V Sudden and Unexpected Death from Natural Causes in Adults 137
Ch. VI Trauma and Disease 175
Ch. VII Blunt Force Injury 199
Ch. VIII Sharp Force Injury 252
Ch. IX Injury by Gunfire
Pt. 1 Gunshot Wounds 311
Pt. 2 Shotgun Wounds 382
Ch. X Thermal Injuries 413
Ch. XI Asphyxia 444
Ch. XII Drowning 498
Ch. XIII Electrical and Lightning Injuries 516
Ch. XIV The Road Traffic Victim 528
Ch. XV Medicolegal Investigation of Mass Disasters 567
Ch. XVI Mechanical Injuries of Brain and Meninges 585
Ch. XVII Microscopic Forensic Pathology 637
Ch. XVIII Investigation of Deaths in Childhood
Pt. 1 Infanticide and Neonaticide 681
Pt. 2 The Battered Child and Adolescent 687
Pt. 3 The Differential Diagnosis of Child Abuse 724
Ch. XIX Investigation of Deaths from Drug Abuse 733
Ch. XX Forensic Aspects of Alcohol 767
Ch. XXI Selected Procedures at Autopsy 776
Ch. XXII The Medicolegal Autopsy Report 798
Index 809
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