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Knight's Forensic Pathology

4th Edition

By Pekka Saukko, Bernard Knight

CRC Press

680 pages

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The fourth edition of Knight's Forensic Pathology continues to be the definitive international resource for those in training and in practice, 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 contents are intended to lead th

Table of Contents

The Forensic Autopsy. The Pathophysiology of Death. The Establishment of Identity of Human Remains. The Pathology of Wounds. Head and Spinal Injuries. Chest and Abdominal Injuries. Self-Inflicted Injury. Gunshot and Explosion Deaths. Transportation Injuries. Abuse of Human Rights: Deaths in Custody. Burns and Scalds. Electrical Fatalities. Complications of Injury. Suffocation and Asphyxia'. Fatal Pressure on the Neck. Immersion Deaths. Neglect, Starvation and Hypothermia. Deaths Associated with Sexual Offences. Deaths Associated with Pregnancy. Child Homicide. Sudden Death in Infancy. Fatal Child Abuse. Deaths Associated with Surgical Procedures. Dysbaric Fatalities and Barotrauma. The Pathology of Sudden Death. Forensic Dentistry for the Pathologist. Poisoning and the Pathologist. Forensic Aspects of Alcohol. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. Organophosphorus Poisoning. Poisoning by Medicines. Death from Narcotic and Hallucinogenic Drugs. Corrosive and Metallic Poisoning. Deaths from Organic Solvents. Appendix.

About the Authors

Pekka Saukko,Dr. med. (Vienna, Austria), DMSc, Dr. h.c., FFFLM (Hon), FBAFM (Hon), emeritus professor of Forensic Medicine, University of Turku, Finland; member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina; honorary member of the Hungarian Society of Legal Medicine, Royal Belgian Society of Legal Medicine, German Society of Legal Medicine and Japanese Society of Legal Medicine

Bernard Knight,CBE, MD, BCh, MRCP, FRCPath, FHKCPath, DMJ (Path), FRSM, FFFMRCP, LLD (Hon), DM (Hon), DSc (Hon), PhD (Hon), DPh.Med (Hon), barrister of Gray's Inn, emeritus professor of Forensic Pathology, Cardiff University; honorary member of the Royal Belgian Academy of Medicine, Hungarian Society of Legal Medicine, Finnish Society of Forensic Medicine, German Society of Legal Medicine and Medico-Legal Society of China

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Forensic Science
LAW / Medical Law & Legislation
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Pathology