The first two editions of Forensic Pathology have been highly touted as the definitive, go-to text reference on forensic pathology and this latest edition is no exception.
DiMaio’s Forensic Pathology, Third Edition is fully updated to include the many advancements that have occurred in the field over the past 20 years since the last edition was published. Joining Dr. Vincent DiMaio is practicing forensic pathologist Dr. Kimberley Molina who brings her expertise to the latest edition of this all-time best-selling work. Historical chapters have been reviewed and updated, and the natural disease and toxicology chapters have been streamlined, so as to expand on the new improvements in the field. New content includes discussions on chronic traumatic encephalopathy, sudden unexplained infant deaths, deaths in the elderly and blast injuries—among other topics. Chapters incorporate changes to death investigation, forensic DNA typing, and other relevant fields relative to forensic pathology and determination of death. In addition, the third edition includes an entirely new—and long sought after—chapter summarizing Dr. DiMaio’s world-renowned expertise on gunshot wounds.
This book maintains its concise, easy-to-read format with completely updated references and over 400 full-color demonstrative photographs and photomicrographs to illustrate concepts—making it appealing not only to forensic pathologists, but law enforcement personnel and attorneys. This highly anticipated work continues Dr. DiMaio’s long legacy of producing invaluable educational and professional resources.
Includes over 400 full-color images to illustrating key concepts
Boasts new chapters on gunshot wounds, mass fatality incidents, and the application of forensic science principles to forensic pathology practice
Provides updated and expanded coverage of medicolegal death investigation, postmortem changes, time of death, deaths in custody, deaths in the elderly, and drug-related deaths
Presents new research, and advanced techniques, ranging from chronic traumatic encephalopathy to new and emerging drugs
Table of Contents
Dedication. Acknowledgements. About the Author. 1: Medicolegal Death Investigation. 2: Postmortem Changes, Time of Death and Identification. 3: Sudden deaths due to Natural Disease. 4: Deaths due to Electrolyte abnormalities and starvation. 5: Blunt Trauma Wounds. 6: Sharp Force Wounds. 7: Ballistic Wounds. 8: Asphyxia. 9: Sudden Death in Infancy. 10: Neonaticide, Infanticide, and Child Homicide. 11: Deaths caused of Motor Vehicle Incidents. 12: Mass Fatality Incidents. 13: Burns and Fire Deaths. 14: Deaths in Water. 15: Electrocution. 16: Hyperthermia and Hypothermia: The Effects of Heat and Cold. 17: Sexual Assault. 18: Deaths in the Elderly. 19: Sudden Death During or Immediately after a Struggle. 20: Medical Misadventures. 21: Interpretative Toxicology and Drug Deaths due to drugs. 22: Forensic Science and the Forensic Pathologist. Appendices. Appendix A: Forensic autopsy, radiography and photography. Appendix B: Autopsy report. Appendix C: Normal weights for organs
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