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 odont
Principles of Forensic Practice. The ethics of medical practice. The medical aspects of death. Identification of the living and the dead. Changes after death. Unexpected and sudden death from natural causes. Deaths and injury in infancy. Assessment and interpretation of injury. Regional injuries. Ballistic injuries. Restraint injuries. Sexual assault. Child assault and protection. Traffic Medicine. Asphyxia. Immersion and drowning. Heat, cold and electrical trauma. Principles of toxicology. Alcohol. Licit and illicit drugs. Medicinal poisons. Miscellaneous poisons. Principles of forensic science. Allied Forensic Specialties.