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Forensic medicine : clinical and pathological aspects

Author: Jason Payne-James; Anthony Busuttil; William S Smock
Publisher: San Francisco : Greenwich Medical Media, 2003.
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This book is intended to provide state-of-the-art information about the forensic aspects of medicine and related fields.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jason Payne-James; Anthony Busuttil; William S Smock
ISBN: 9781841100265 1841100269
OCLC Number: 51678652
Description: xv, 832 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Part I. General Issues 1. History and development of forensic medicine: 2. Death investigations; 3. Shari'ah law and the judicial system; 4. Forensic medicine and human rights; 5. Scenes of crime - the pathologist and others; 6. Clinical and pathological assessment of war crimes; 7. The forensic investigation of mass graves and war crimes; Part II. Causes and Investigation of Death and Injury: 8. Pathophysiology of wound healing; 9. Timing of death; 10. Custody and restraint deaths; 11. Suicide, accident, murder or natural death; 12. Gunshot trauma; 13. Environmental factors causing disease and death; 14. Injuries and death caused by heat and electricity; 15. Perioperative deaths; 16. Maternal death; 17. Unexpected infant and childhood death; 18. Drowning; 19. Asphyxia; 20. Death in the course of sports; 21. Diving injuries and barotrauma; 22. Sharp force trauma; 23. Head injury (fatal and non-fatal); 24. The pathology of trauma and death associated with falls from heights; 25. Fire deaths; Part III. Practical investigation and management: 26. The physiology of male and femal sexual arousal; 27. Age estimation in the living; 28. Adult sexual assaults: practical management; 29. Child and adolescent sexual assaults (childhood sexual abuse); 30. Child physical and emotional abuse; 31. Elder abuse; 32. Physical illness in custody; 33. Mental disorder in prison; 34. Substance misuse; 35. Transportation medicine; 36. Assault and injury in the living; 37. Mass disaster organisation; 38. Methodology and practical application of DNA profiling; 39. Fitness to be interviewed; 40. Drug assay and interpretation of results; 41. Agrochemical poisoning; 42. Medicinal drug poisoning: clinical and forensic implications; Part IV. Related Specialties: 43. Role of and techniques in forensic anthropology; 44. Role of and techniques in forensic haematogenetics - paternity testing; 45. Role of and techniques in forensic odontology; 46. Role of and techniques in forensic psychology; 47. Role of and techniques in forensic psychiatry; 48. Role of and techniques in forensic imaging; 49. Role of and techniques in forensic entomology; 50. Statistical techniques and their role in evidence interpretation; 51. Report writing for the courts and for lawyers.
Responsibility: edited by Jason Payne-James, Anthony Busuttil, William Smock.

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'... complete and informative book ... provides readable, well illustrated, and detailed information on all aspects of forensic work. It is a valuable resource for forensic pathologists, physicians, Read more...

 
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