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This third edition of the textbook for forensic pathologists covers all aspects of the investi gation of cause and time of death and interpretation of wounds. The emphasis of the book is on the practical application of knowledge/research findings. The book includes the European Autopsy Protocol, updated findings in relation to sudden death and histopathology throug hout. CONTENTS The forensic autopsy; the pathophysiology of death; the establishment of identity of human remains; the pathology of wounds; head and spinal injuries; chest and abdominal injuries; self-inflicted injury; gunshot and explosion deaths; transportation injuries; abuse of human rights - death in custody; burns and scalds; electrical fatalities; complications of injury; suffocation and asphyxia; fatal pressure on the neck; immersion deaths; neglect, starvation and hypothermia; deaths associated with sexual offences; death associated with pregnancy; infanticide and stillbirth; sudden detah in infancy; fatal child abuse; deaths associated with surgical procedures; dybarism and barotrauma; the pathology of sudden death; forensic dentistry for the pathologist; poisoning and the pathologist; forensic aspects of alcohol; carbon monoxide poisoning; agrochemical poisoning; poisoning by medicines; death from narcotic and hallucinogenic drugs; corrosive and metallic poisoning; deaths from organic solvents.
Taylor & Francis Ltd
March 9, 2002
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