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The fourth edition of Knight's Forensic Pathology continues to be the definitive international resource for those in training and in practice, covering all aspects of the medico-legal autopsy, including the cause and time of death, interpretation of wounds and every other facet of the investigation of a fatality. The contents are intended to lead the pathologist - and in some countries, the non-pathologist - through the procedures needed in the examination of a body found under obscure, suspicious or even criminal circumstances. Although police procedures and the habits of pathologists may vary from country to country, the philosophy and techniques presented in this book offer a guide to good practices that can be modified according to local circumstances. In this new edition the text has been thoroughly updated and is complemented by the addition of over 200 new colour illustrations. It maintains the praised tradition of clarity and readability established since Prof. Bernard Knight's first edition was published in 1991, with an emphasis on the practical application of knowledge and research findings and the avoidance of over-interpretation.
Taylor & Francis Ltd
January 5, 2016
About the author
Pekka Saukko, Dr. med. (Vienna, Austria), DMSc, Dr. h.c., FFFLM (Hon), FBAFM (Hon), emeritus professor of Forensic Medicine, University of Turku, Finland; member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina; honorary member of the Hungarian Society of Legal Medicine, Royal Belgian Society of Legal Medicine, German Society of Legal Medicine and Japanese Society of Legal Medicine Bernard Knight, CBE, MD, BCh, MRCP, FRCPath, FHKCPath, DMJ (Path), FRSM, FFFMRCP, LLD (Hon), DM (Hon), DSc (Hon), PhD (Hon), DPh.Med (Hon), barrister of Gray's Inn, emeritus professor of Forensic Pathology, Cardiff University; honorary member of the Royal Belgian Academy of Medicine, Hungarian Society of Legal Medicine, Finnish Society of Forensic Medicine, German Society of Legal Medicine and Medico-Legal Society of China
Praise for the third edition: "...this is a valuable, well written and well-illustrated text that deserves to grace the shelves of forensic pathologists, and which will not be out of place on the shelf of any pathologist engaged in autopsy practice." - Association of Clinical Pathologists News "...stands head and shoulders above its competitors...This is an excellent book useable by all hospital pathologists, forensic pathologists and professions allied to forensic science and it should be seen on the shelves of every forensic pathologist's library." -Science and Justice
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