Atlas of Forensic Medicine
CD-ROM, Single User VersionEdited by
- S. Pollak, Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Freiburg, Germany
- P. Saukko, Department of Forensic Medicine, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
This CD-ROM atlas illustrates and gives good visual coverage of the various frequently encountered aspects of natural and violent deaths, to remind of the limitations and pitfalls in interpretation of the findings, as well as to demonstrate other more rarely seen cases and injuries of forensic importance in the living. It is a database containing more than 1600 images of forensic pathological cases with descriptions. These include deaths by violence, suicide, natural deaths and accidents, as well as examinations of living persons. Each image in the database has a number of attributes that together classify the content of the image. Typical attributes are Chapter (categorising the images into chapters and sub-chapters), Body region, Cause of death, Mode of death, Object (weapons, clothing etc.).
Published: July 2003
...simple and attractive, being easy to navigate through the sections on a "point-and-click" basis, with thumbnails available for easy selection. ...the package is well compiled, the major benefit of the content being the ability to access images readily for teaching purposes. Modern teaching facilities are now almost entirely reliant upon digital-based media. Thus, with numerous images of forensic interest, this atlas will definitely assist in the teaching of students or forensic trainees, though it should also encourage the continuous professional development of a practitioner. It may also be of relevance as a teaching tool for police officers, scenes of crimes officers and other allied specialities.
B. Swift, Journal of Clinical Forensic Medicine, 2004
...more than 1600 astouding images. ...all high quality slides. ...range of slides shown within any topic is breathtaking. ...Overall, this CD is an extremely useful slide set. ...for all forensic pathologists, scene of crime officers, police personnel and perhaps even crime writers. For $69.00, it is virtually a steal.
Anil Aggrawal, Anil Aggrawal's Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, 2004
...The program itself is delightfully easy to use. ...This should prove a very valuable resource and can be highly recommended.
D. Sadler, British Association for Human Indentification, 2004
- 1. The scene of death. 2. Post-mortem changes. 2.1 Supravitality. 2.2 Hypostasis. 2.3 Rigor mortis. 2.4 Decomposition. 2.5 Adipocere. 2.6 Mummification. 2.7 Injuries caused by insects or animals. 2.8 Others. 3. Identification. 3.1 Odontology. 3.2 X-ray. 3.3 Tattoos. 3.4 Post-traumatic and post-operative changes. 3.5 Others. 4. Sudden natural death. 4.1 Cardiovascular diseases. 4.2 Respiratory diseases. 4.3 Gastrointestinal diseases. 4.4 Diseases of the CNS. 4.5 SIDS. 4.6 Others. 5. Blunt trauma. 5.1 Bruises, Abrasions, Lacerations. 5.2 Head injury. 5.2 Injury to internal organs. 6. Sharp trauma. 6.1 Cuts. 6.2 Stab wounds. 6.3 Chop wounds. 6.4 Impalement. 7. Injuries due to guns and explosives. 7.1 Hand guns. 7.2 Rifles. 7.3 Shotguns. 7.4 Slaughterer's guns. 7.5 Other shooting devices. 7.6 Explosives. 8. Mechanical asphyxia. 8.1 Smothering. 8.2 Choking. 8.3 Traumatic asphyxia. 8.4 Manual strangulation. 8.5 Ligature strangulation. 8.6 Hanging. 8.7 Drowning. 8.8 Sexual asphyxias. 9. Burns and scalds. 10. Electrical fatalities. 10.1 Low-voltage burns. 10.2 High-voltage burns. 10.3 Lightning. 11. Hypothermia. 12. Traffic injuries. 12.1 Pedestrian. 12.2 Vehicle occupant. 12.3 Pedal and motor cyclis. 12.4 Railway injuries. 12.5 Aircraft accidents. 12.6 Water traffic accidents. 13. Abortion. 14. Infanticide. 15. Fatal child abuse. 16. Deaths associated with sexual offences. 17. Systemic response to trauma. 18. Poisonings. 18.1 Drug related deaths. 18.2 Other poisonings. 19. Clinical forensic medicine.19.1 Child abuse. 19.2 Sexual offences. 19.3 Self-inflicted injuries. 19.4 Others. 20. Miscellaneous.