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1st Edition

Medicolegal Neuropathology
A Color Atlas

ISBN 9780849313615
Published May 30, 2002 by CRC Press
280 Pages 599 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

Medicolegal Neuropathology: A Color Atlas uniquely demonstrates and explains many neuropathologic findings in a way that will aid investigators of sudden and unexpected death integrate their own findings into the total case context. With helpful tips and reminders, as well as over 500 bold, colorful photographs, this well-organized resource helps you quickly recognize, document, and understand the diverse realm of neuropathological findings waiting to be discovered at autopsy.

Organized in a case-oriented format, Medicolegal Neuropathology: A Color Atlas shows you:

  • Many large external and internal color photographs

  • Proper methods of documenting and interpreting pathologic findings

  • Methods of performing specialized autopsy procedures

  • Techniques for proper sampling and preparation of tissues for microscopic examination

  • Important traumatic and nontraumatic findings and their significance

  • A refresher course on normal anatomical structures
  • Table of Contents

    Scalp Injury
    Skull Fracture
    Epidural Hemorrhage
    Subdural Hemorrhage
    Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
    Cerebral Contusion
    Diffuse Traumatic Brain Injury
    Increased Intracranial Pressure and Its Sequelae
    Firearm Injury
    Persistent Vegetative State
    Cerebral Ischemia/Infarct
    Hypertensive and Drug-Related Intracerebral Hemorrhage
    Pediatrics - General
    Pediatrics - Trauma
    Spinal Cord Injury
    Artifact and Decomposition
    Neurodegenerative Disease
    Special Stains, Techniques, etc.
    Normal Human Neuroanatomy

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    "It is a great contribution and shall achieve a dominant position in the forensic pathology literature. Nothing like it has ever been done. I urge that the publisher agrees to keep it in print in perpetuity."

    - Dr. Joseph H. Davis, M.D., (Retired) Chief Medical Examiner, Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner Department

    "… invaluable for both teaching and reference by practicing forensic pathologists and neuropathologists and their trainees. The illustrations are of very high quality, and the relevant forensic topics, including traumatic and natural disease, are covered comprehensively."

    -Charles L. White, III, M.D.
    John H. Childers Professor of Pathology
    Director, Neuropathology Laboratory
    The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
    Dallas, Texas