This expert volume in the Diagnostic Pathology series is an excellent point-of-care resource for practitioners at all levels of experience and training. Specifically designed to assist hospital pathologists and assistants, forensic pathology fellows, pathology residents, and medical examiners, it provides a comprehensive, authoritative discussion of key topics in forensic autopsy. Richly illustrated and easy to use, Diagnostic Pathology: Forensic Autopsy is a one-stop reference on the performance of procedures in this challenging field, ideal as a day-to-day reference or as a reliable training resource.
Introduction to Forensic Autopsy
Hospital vs. Forensic Autopsy
History of Forensic Autopsy
Death Investigation: Persons and Systems
Report of Deaths
Clothing and Personal Effects
Specimen and Evidence Collection
Head and Central Nervous System
Blunt Force Injuries Overview
Findings in Traumatic Brain Injury
Penetrating Injuries Overview
Sharp Force Wounds
Carbon Monoxide Deaths
Sudden Unexpected Deaths in Infants
Nonaccidental Injuries in Infants and Children
Sudden Unexpected Death in Children
Sudden Natural Deaths
The Negative Autopsy
Sudden Unexpected Death in Adults
Deaths Associated with Medical Procedures
Chronic Ethanol Abuse
Miscellaneous Sudden Natural Deaths
Excited Delirium Syndrome
Starvation and Neglect
Acute Psychiatric and Stress-Related Deaths
Serotonin-Syndrome and Drug-Induced Disorders
Vitreous Chemistry Analysis
Alcohol Metabolism and Testing
Methampehetamine and Amphetamine
Heroin and Morphine
The Autopsy Report and The Death Certificate
Manner of Death
Cause of Death
Manner of Death; NAME Guidelines
The Autopsy Report
The Death Certificate
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Mary Ann Sens, MD, PhD is Professor and Chair of Pathology, University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences and has been in medical practice for more than 20 years. She has served as Executive Vice President, National Association of Medical Examiners from January 2016 to the present. She has served as Coroner, Grand Forks County, ND, September from 2003 to the present. She was awarded a PhD in Physical Inorganic Chemistry from University of South Carolina-Columbia and an MD from Medical University of South Carolina.
Professor and Chair of Pathology, University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Grand Forks, North Dakota
Rhome Hughes, M.D. is a forensic pathology specialist and is board certified in both Anatomic & Clinical Pathology and Forensic Pathology. He is currently Assistant Professor of Pathology at University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He currently serves as Deputy Coroner, Grand Forks County.
Assistant Professor of Pathology, University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Grand Forks, North Dakota
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