Forensic Pathology

Forensic Pathology : Principles and Practice

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Forensic Pathology is a comprehensive reference that uses a case-oriented format to address, explain and guide the reader through the varied topics encountered by forensic pathologists. Developed in response to a severe void in the literature, the book addresses topics ranging from medicolegal investigation of death to death scene investigation, forensic autopsy, and artifacts of resuscitation as well as complications of medical therapy, forensic osteology, forensic odontology, forensic photography, and death certification. The book includes various types of cases, including sudden natural death, asphyxia, motor vehicle collisions, death in custody, child abuse and elder abuse, acute psychiatric and emotional deaths, and pregnancy. It contains sample descriptions of pathological lesions which serve to aid pathologists in reporting their findings to law enforcement agencies, attorneys, and others involved in investigations of sudden death. The concepts outlined in the text are beautifully illustrated by large, colorful photographs. There are also "Do and Don't" sections at the end of each chapter that provide guidance for handling the types of cases examined. This work will benefit not only experienced forensic pathologists, but also hospital pathologists who occasionally performs medicolegal autopsies; doctors in training; medical examiners; law enforcement personnel; crime scene investigators; attorneys; and fellows and students of the medical sciences.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 616 pages
  • 220.98 x 281.94 x 43.18mm | 1,950.44g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Approx. 1800 illustrations
  • 0122199510
  • 9780122199516
  • 734,221

Table of contents

a. Foreword
b. Preface
1. Medicolegal investigation of death
2. Death Scene Investigation
3. The Forensic Autopsy
4. Sudden Natural Death
5. Blunt force injury
6. Sharp Force Injuries
7. Firearm Injuries
8. Asphyxia
9. Drowning
10. Environmental Injury
11. Motor Vehicle Collisions
12. Aviation
13. Death in Custody
14. Artifacts of Resuscitation and Complications of Medical Therapy
15. Apparent Natural Death in Infants
16. Sudden Natural Death in Childhood
17. Child abuse
18. Elder Abuse
19. Forensic Neuropathology
20. Sexual Battery Investigation
21. Toxicology
22. Acute Psychiatric and Emotional Deaths
23. Pregnancy
24. Postmortem Changes
25. Identification
26. Forensic Osteology
27. Forensic Odontology
28. Forensic Photography
29. Select Autopsy Topics
30. Death Certification
31. The Pathologist as Expert Witness
32. Index
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Review quote

"The book under review is what one would always like to have on one's desk."
- Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology

"It is informative, factual, well-referenced, exhaustive and extremely well illustrated."
- Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology

"...grasps one's attention not only because it gives practical tips throughout, but also because of its rich and profuse illustrations."
- Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology

"... heartily recommended not only to trainees and younger pathologists, but also to senior pathologists... "
- Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology

"I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and this book is going to my companion for the rest of my life."
- Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology

"This book is, undoubtedly, the most extensively illustrated textbook of forensic pathology so far."
- Michael Tsokos, MD, Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

"The book is well written and the references are up to date. It will benefit not only the experienced forensic pathologist, but also the clinical pathologist who occasionally performs medico-legal autopsies, forensic doctors in training, and law enforcement officials investigating the broad spectrum of violent and sudden, unexpected deaths that fall within the jurisdiction of medico-legal death investigators."
- Michael Tsokos, MD, Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

"Dolinak, Matshes, and Lew did a good job. I am sure their textbook will prove its use in many instances not only to junior forensic pathologists at the beginning of their professional career, but also to certified and experienced forensic pathologists to obtain additional knowledge and refresh their expertise."
- Michael Tsokos, MD, Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

"The text is richly supported by color photographs that are nothing short of spectacular ... those embarking upon preparation for the Board examination in forensic pathology will find this text very useful."
- Journal of Forensic Science
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About David Dolinak

David Dolinak is Chief Medical Examiner for Austin, TX. He has published and lectured extensively in the neurosciences and forensic pathology. In conjunction with Evan Matshes he has produced the very well received text "Medicolegal Neuropathology: A Color Atlas." Evan Matshes is the Assistant Chief Medical Examiner for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He has published and lectured extensively in human anatomy and osteology, the neurosciences, and forensic pathology. In addition to his aforementioned textbook publishing, he was also a co-author on "An Atlas of Human Osteology", released in 2000 in Canada.
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