Knight's Forensic Pathology (4th Revised edition)

Knight's Forensic Pathology (4th Revised edition)

By: Pekka J. Saukko (author), Bernard Knight (author)Mixed Media

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The fourth edition of Knight's Forensic Pathology continues to be the definitive international resource for those in training and in practice, covering all aspects of the medico-legal autopsy, including the cause and time of death, interpretation of wounds and every other facet of the investigation of a fatality. The contents are intended to lead the pathologist - and in some countries, the non-pathologist - through the procedures needed in the examination of a body found under obscure, suspicious or even criminal circumstances. Although police procedures and the habits of pathologists may vary from country to country, the philosophy and techniques presented in this book offer a guide to good practices that can be modified according to local circumstances. In this new edition the text has been thoroughly updated and is complemented by the addition of over 200 new colour illustrations. It maintains the praised tradition of clarity and readability established since Prof. Bernard Knight's first edition was published in 1991, with an emphasis on the practical application of knowledge and research findings and the avoidance of over-interpretation.

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Pekka Saukko, Dr. med. (Vienna, Austria), DMSc, Dr. h.c., FFFLM (Hon), FBAFM (Hon), emeritus professor of Forensic Medicine, University of Turku, Finland; member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina; honorary member of the Hungarian Society of Legal Medicine, Royal Belgian Society of Legal Medicine, German Society of Legal Medicine and Japanese Society of Legal Medicine Bernard Knight, CBE, MD, BCh, MRCP, FRCPath, FHKCPath, DMJ (Path), FRSM, FFFMRCP, LLD (Hon), DM (Hon), DSc (Hon), PhD (Hon), DPh.Med (Hon), barrister of Gray's Inn, emeritus professor of Forensic Pathology, Cardiff University; honorary member of the Royal Belgian Academy of Medicine, Hungarian Society of Legal Medicine, Finnish Society of Forensic Medicine, German Society of Legal Medicine and Medico-Legal Society of China


The Forensic Autopsy The Pathophysiology of Death The Establishment of Identity of Human Remains The Pathology of Wounds Head and Spinal Injuries Chest and Abdominal Injuries Self-Inflicted Injury Gunshot and Explosion Deaths Transportation Injuries Abuse of Human Rights: Deaths in Custody Burns and Scalds Electrical Fatalities Complications of Injury Suffocation and 'Asphyxia' Fatal Pressure on the Neck Immersion Deaths Neglect, Starvation and Hypothermia Deaths Associated with Sexual offences Deaths Associated with Pregnancy Child Homicide Sudden Death in Infancy Fatal Child Abuse Deaths Associated with Surgical Procedures Dysbaric Fatalities and Barotrauma The Pathology of Sudden Death Forensic Dentistry for the Pathologist Poisoning and the Pathologist Forensic Aspects of Alcohol Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Organophosphorus Poisoning Poisoning by Medicines Death from Narcotic and Hallucinogenic Drugs Corrosive and Metallic Poisoning Deaths from Organic Solvents Appendix

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  • publication date: 05/01/2016
  • ISBN13: 9780340972533
  • Format: Mixed Media
  • Number Of Pages: 680
  • ID: 9780340972533
  • weight: 2086
  • ISBN10: 034097253X
  • edition: 4th Revised edition

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