“Without a doubt the most comprehensive, definitive and practical medicolegal textbook on forensic pathology today.” Chapters include: “Medicolegal Investigative Systems” (definition of death, operation of a medical examiner system, etc.), “Time of Death” (livor mortis, rigor mortis, decomposition, insect activity, etc.), “Deaths Due to Natural Disease” (cardiovascular disease, deaths due to intracranial lesions, respiratory system, etc.), “Wounds Due to Blunt Trauma” (abrasions, contusions, lacerations, defense wounds due to blunt force, etc.), “Blunt Trauma Injuries of the Trunk and Extremities,” “Trauma to the Skull and Brain: Craniocerebral Injuries” (impact injuries, acceleration/deceleration injuries, death due to cerebral concussion, boxing injuries, etc.), “Wounds Due to Pointed and Sharp-Edged Weapons” (stab wounds, incised wounds, chop wounds, etc.), “Asphyxia” (suffocation, strangulation, sexual asphyxia, crucifixion, etc.), “Deaths Due to Motor Vehicles,” “Airplane Crashes,” “Neonaticide, Infanticide and Child Homicide” (battered baby syndrome, “impulse” or “angry” homicide, the shaken baby syndrome, etc.), “Death Due to Fire,” “Drowning” (drowning in bathtubs, scuba divers), “Topics in Forensic Pathology” (primary cardiac arrest during exercise, starvation, death in the dental chair, water intoxication, deaths due to electrolytic disorders) and more. Provides “graphic and descriptive photographs throughout the text that highlight for the reader exactly what to look for and how to handle specific situations.
Hardback: 528 pages