In this third edition, Knight's Forensic Pathology continues to be the definitive international postgraduate textbook for forensic pathologists, covering all aspects of the medico-legal autopsy, including the cause and time of death, interpretation of wounds and every other facet of the investigation of a fatality. The emphasis is on the practical
Table of Contents
1 The forensic autopsy 2 The pathophysiology of death 3 The establishment of identity of human remains 4 The pathology of wounds 5 Head and spinal injuries 6 Chest and abdominal injuries 7 Self-inflicted injury 8 Gunshot and explosion deaths 9 Transportation injuries 10 Abuse of human rights: deaths in custody 11 Burns and scalds 12 Electrical fatalities 13 Complications of injury 14 Suffocation and 'asphyxia' 15 Fatal pressure on the neck 16 Immersion deaths 17 Neglect, starvation and hypothermia 18 Deaths associated with sexual offences 19 Deaths associated with pregnancy 20 Infanticide and stillbirth 21 Sudden death in infancy 22 Fatal child abuse 23 Deaths associated with surgical procedures 24 Dysbarism and barotrauma 25 The pathology of sudden death 26 Forensic dentistry for the pathologist 27 Poisioning and the pathologist 28 Forensic aspects of alcohol 29 Carbon monoxide poisoning 30 Agrochemical poisoning 31 Poisoning by medicines 32 Death from narcotic and hallucinogenic drugs 33 Corrosive and metallic poisoning 34 Deaths from organic solvents
Pekka Saukko, Professor and Head, Department of Forensic Medicine, University of Turku, Finland.
Bernard Knight, Emeritus Professor of Forensic Pathology, University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff; and Formerly Consultant Forensic Pathologist to the Home Office, UK