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Simpson's Forensic Medicine

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en Limba Engleză Hardback – August 2011
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:
  • Clear and concise language suitable for a wide audience of readers
  • Text boxes to emphasize salient points
  • High-quality color photographs for clear communication of concepts
  • Focus on key principles applicable to any legal system
  • Additional perspectives from authors new to this edition
  • Expanded coverage of toxicology and forensic science
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.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780340986035
ISBN-10: 0340986034
Pagini: 253
Ilustrații: 12 colour line drawings, 170 colour halftones
Dimensiuni: 193 x 249 x 15 mm
Greutate: 0.74 kg
Ediția: Revizuită
Editura: Hodder Arnold

Cuprins

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
Regional Injuries
Ballistic Injuries
Use of Force and Restraint
Sexual Assault
Child Assault and Protection
Transportation 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
Appendix 1: Guidelines for an Autopsy and Exhumation
Appendix 2: Widmark’s Formula
Appendix 3: Diagnosing Poisoning ߝ Carbon Monoxide. Health Protection Agency Guidelines
Index

Recenzii

"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

Notă biografică

Dr Jason Payne-James LLM FRCS FFFLM FFSSoc RFP DFM
Director - Forensic Healthcare Services Ltd, Vice-President (Forensic Medicine) - Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine (Royal College of Physicians)
Honorary Senior Lecturer, Cameron Centre for Forensic and Medical Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London
Steven B. Karch, MD., FFFLM FFSSoc
Consultant Cardiac Pathologist and Toxicologist, Berkeley, California, USA

Richard Jones BSc. (Hons) MBBS FRCPath MCIEH MFSSoc MFFLM
Locum Consultant Forensic Pathologist, Wales Institute of Forensic Medicine, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, Wales, UK
John Manlove BA MSc DIC PhD RFP FFSSoc.
Manlove Forensics Ltd, Wantage, Oxon, UK