Forensic Pathology is a comprehensive reference that uses a case-oriented format to address, explain and guide the reader through the varied topics encountered by forensic pathologists. Developed in response to a severe void in the literature, the book addresses topics ranging from medicolegal investigation of death to death scene investigation, forensic autopsy, and artifacts of resuscitation as well as complications of medical therapy, forensic osteology, forensic odontology, forensic photography, and death certification. The book includes various types of cases, including sudden natural death, asphyxia, motor vehicle collisions, death in custody, child abuse and elder abuse, acute psychiatric and emotional deaths, and pregnancy. It contains sample descriptions of pathological lesions which serve to aid pathologists in reporting their findings to law enforcement agencies, attorneys, and others involved in investigations of sudden death. The concepts outlined in the text are beautifully illustrated by large, colorful photographs. There are also "Do and Don't" sections at the end of each chapter that provide guidance for handling the types of cases examined. This work will benefit not only experienced forensic pathologists, but also hospital pathologists who occasionally performs medicolegal autopsies; doctors in training; medical examiners; law enforcement personnel; crime scene investigators; attorneys; and fellows and students of the medical sciences.
- Large, colorful photographs which beautifully illustrate the concepts outlined in the text.
- Sample descriptions of pathological lesions which serve to aid pathologists in reporting their findings to law enforcement agencies, attorneys, and others involved in investigations of sudden death.
- 'Do and Don't' sections at the end of each chapter which provide guidance for handling the types of cases examined within preceding sections.
1. Medicolegal investigation of death
2. Death Scene Investigation
3. The Forensic Autopsy
4. Sudden Natural Death
5. Blunt force injury
6. Sharp Force Injuries
7. Firearm Injuries
10. Environmental Injury
11. Motor Vehicle Collisions
13. Death in Custody
14. Artifacts of Resuscitation and Complications of Medical Therapy
15. Apparent Natural Death in Infants
16. Sudden Natural Death in Childhood
17. Child abuse
18. Elder Abuse
19. Forensic Neuropathology
20. Sexual Battery Investigation
22. Acute Psychiatric and Emotional Deaths
24. Postmortem Changes
26. Forensic Osteology
27. Forensic Odontology
28. Forensic Photography
29. Select Autopsy Topics
30. Death Certification
31. The Pathologist as Expert Witness
David Dolinak is Chief Medical Examiner for Austin, TX. He has published and lectured extensively in the neurosciences and forensic pathology. In conjunction with Evan Matshes he has produced the very well received text "Medicolegal Neuropathology: A Color Atlas.
Evan Matshes is the Assistant Chief Medical Examiner for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He has published and lectured extensively in human anatomy and osteology, the neurosciences, and forensic pathology. In addition to his aforementioned textbook publishing, he was also a co-author on "An Atlas of Human Osteology, released in 2000 in Canada.
Lew, Emma O.