1st Edition

Forensic Pathology of Asphyxial Deaths

By Sudhir K Gupta Copyright 2022
    219 Pages 400 Color & 7 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    219 Pages 400 Color & 7 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    219 Pages 400 Color & 7 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book provides an overview of Asphyxial Deaths which includes hanging, strangulation, choking, smothering, gagging, drowning, aspiration, mechanical and chemical asphyxiants, etc. Postmortem examination often leads to doubts as a clear distinction between the different type of asphyxia cannot be made easily. Forensic and physiological aspects are discussed with the help of illustrative cases. The author discusses the different aspects of asphyxia deaths and substantiates multiple case studies to establish a scientific approach that can act as a guideline to the autopsy surgeon in providing a precise opinion and clarify doubts for the judiciary involved in such criminal justice cases.

    Key Features
    • Presents individual case studies of Asphyxial deaths.  
    • Covers the guidelines to be followed by the autopsy surgeons in different cases.
    • Discusses the physiological aspects of Asphyxial deaths in detail.
    • Illustrates the cases in a stepwise manner with more than 350 colored photographs of postmortem examination.



    Author’s Biography

    1. Forensic Pathophysiology of Asphyxial Death

    2. Anatomy of Neck and Blood Supply of Brain

    3. Postmortem Examination in Case of Asphyxial Death

    4. Fatal Pressure Over Neck by Hanging

    5. Fatal Pressure Over Neck by Strangulation

    6. Other Asphyxial Deaths

    7. Drowning Deaths

    8. Deaths Due to Asphyxiant Gases



    Dr. Sudhir K Gupta is the Professor and Head of the Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. He excelled right from his Undergraduate times securing a Gold Medal in the MBBS examination. He completed his Post-Graduation, MD Forensic Medicine from the prestigious Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India and was awarded Diplomate of National Board. He is a well-known teacher in AIIMS New Delhi, with over 25 years of experience in teaching undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students. His outstanding work in Medical Profession as a distinguished teacher and researcher was recognized by Indian Association of Medicolegal Experts along with Windsor University, Canada and rewarded fellowship. He is a four-time member of the prestigious Dean's Committee at AIIMS and has been appointed examiner by numerous universities in India and abroad. Dr Gupta has published about 150 articles in National and International medical journals and is on the editorial board of many of them.