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Forensic Pathology

Principles and Practice, 2 volume set

Audience

Pathologists, forensic pathologists, medical examiners, coroners, forensic science students, law enforcement, crime scene investigators, attorneys, fellows and students of the medical sciences.

Hardbound, 2300 Pages

Published: November 2014

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-375063-1

Contents

  • VOLUME 1 (General and Adult Forensic Pathology)

          1. Introduction.

      1. Principles of death investigation.
      2. Systems of death investigation.
      3. Evidence-based forensic pathology.
      4. When forensic pathology fails…

          1. Foundations of Forensic Pathology.

      1. Death scene investigation.
      2. Evaluation of supportive historical data.
      3. The forensic autopsy - external examination.
      4. The forensic autopsy - radiologic techniques.
      5. The forensic autopsy - internal examination.
      6. Ancillary studies.
      7. Synthesis.
      8. The postmortem interval.
      9. Personal identification.

          1. Diagnostic Forensic Pathology - Natural Disease.

      1. Introduction
      2. Interactions between natural disease and non-natural factors.
      3. "Complications" of medical therapy.
      4. Central nervous system.
      5. Cardiovascular.
      6. Respiratory.
      7. Hepatobiliary and pancreas.
      8. Gastrointestinal.
      9. Gynecologic and obstetric.
      10. Endocrine.
      11. Blood and bone marrow.
      12. Infectious disease and sepsis.
      13. Allergic and immunologic.
      14. Acute psychiatric and emotional disorders.

          1. Diagnostic Forensic Pathology - Trauma, Toxin and the Environment.

      1. Blunt trauma.
      2. Sharp trauma.
      3. Firearms injuries.
      4. Asphyxia.
      5. Environmental injuries.
      6. Bioterrorism and chemical agents.
      7. Toxicology.

          1. Special Topics.

      1. The negative autopsy.
      2. Transportation fatalities.
      3. Recreational fatalities.
      4. Industrial fatalities and workers compensation.
      5. Mass disasters.
      6. Death in custody.
      7. Artifacts of resuscitation.
      8. Elder abuse.
      9. Sexual battery.
      10. Religious and sociocultural practices.
      11. Religious objection to autopsy.
      12. Forensic neuropathology.
      13. Forensic dermatopathology.
      14. Forensic osteology.
      15. Forensic odontology.
      16. Forensic radiology.
      17. Forensic photography.
      18. Forensic histopathology.
      19. Organ transplantation.
      20. On-the-job safety and security.
      21. Providing a second opinion.
      22. Courtroom testimony.
      23. Research in forensic pathology.
      24. Principles of medical statistics.
      25. Teaching forensic pathology.
      26. The ethical forensic pathologist.
      27. Principles of QA/QC.
      28. Principles of management.
      29. Building or rebuilding a system of death investigation.

          1. Critical Appraisal of the Forensic Literature.

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