256 pages | 182 Color Illus.
This fully updated thirteenth edition of Simpson's Forensic Medicine remains a classic introductory text to the field. Continuing its tradition of preparing the next generation of forensic practitioners, it presents essential concepts in the interface between medicine and the law. Twenty-four chapters cover basic science, toxicology, forensic odontology, forensic anthropology, and both the legal obligations and ethical responsibilities of those involved in the forensic setting.
Highlights of this well-renowned text include:
Each chapter includes suggestions for further reading, including books, key scientific papers and reviews, and web-based sources. Simpson's has a long and respected history—read by many of today's leading forensic practitioners at the start of the career. It remains the most indispensable guide to the practice of forensic medicine worldwide.
"This is an updated classic for every forensic physician's 'must read' list and, as Lord Justice Thomas comments in his foreword, it takes an international perspective and will be of use to all professionals requiring an awareness of the principles of forensic medical and scientific practice - a bridge between law and science and medicine."
—Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
Principles of Forensic Practice
The Ethics of Medical Practice
The Medical Aspects of Death
Identification of the Living And The Dead
The Appearance of the Body After Death
Unexpected and Sudden Death from Natural Causes
Deaths and Injury in Infancy
Assessment, Classification and Documentation of Injury
Use of Force and Restraint
Child Assault and Protection
Immersion and Drowning
Heat, Cold and Electrical Trauma
Principles of Toxicology
Licit and Illicit Drugs
Principles of Forensic Science
Allied Forensic Specialties
Appendix 1: Guidelines for an Autopsy and Exhumation
Appendix 2: Widmark’s Formula
Appendix 3: Diagnosing Poisoning – Carbon Monoxide. Health Protection Agency Guidelines