Forensic Pathology

ISBN-10: 084930072X
ISBN-13: 9780849300721
Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)
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List price: $159.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: CRC Press LLC
Publication date: 6/28/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 592
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.376
Language: English

Written for both medical and investigative professionals, this second edition of a best-selling book presents an overview of medicolegal investigative systems. It thoroughly examines investigative techniques and procedures that lead to obtaining accurate conclusions of death by homicide, accident, or suicide. New chapters include Deaths in Nursing Homes and Sudden Death During or Immediately After a Violent Struggle.

Medicolegal Investigative Systems
Definition of Death
Delayed Deaths
Cause, Manner, and Mechanism of Death
Sudden, Unexpected Natural Death
The Coroner System
The Medical Examiner System
Operation of a Medical Examiner System
Name Accreditation
References
Time of Death
Livor Mortis
Rigor Mortis
Body Temperature
Decomposition
Chemical Changes in Body Fluids
Flow-Cytometry
Gastric Emptying and Digestion
Insect Activity
Scene Markers
References
Deaths Due to Natural Disease
Cardiovascular Disease
Coronary Atherosclerosis
Bridging
Dissecting Coronary Aneurysm
Coronary Artery Spasm
Mechanism of Sudden Death
Sudden Death: Exercise and Climate
Hypertensive Cardiovascular Disease
Cardiomyopathy
Valvular Disease
Coronary Artery Anomalies
Myocarditis
Aortic Dissection
Sudden Death on a Physiological Basis
Deaths Due to Intracranial Lesions
Epilepsy
Nontraumatic Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Berry Aneurysms
Intracerebral Hemorrhage
Primary Brain Tumors
Meningitis
Reyes Syndrome
Hydrocephalus
Psychiatric Patients
Respiratory System
Epiglottitis
Pulmonary Thromboemboli
Asthma
Pneumonia
Hemoptysis
Spontaneous Pneumothorax of Newborns
Urogenital and Gastrointestinal Tracts
Spleen
Pancreas
Liver
Adrenals
Miscellaneous
Tumor and Trauma
References
Blunt Trauma Wounds
Abrasions
Dating of Abrasions
Contusions
Dating of Contusions
Postmortem Bruising
The Eyes and Eyelids
Decomposed Bodies
Lacerations
Defense Wounds Due to Blunt Force
Determination of Whether a Wound is Ante- or Postmortem
Fractures of the Face
Fractures of the the Extremities
Fractures from Direct Application of Force
Fractures Caused by Indirect Application of Force
Pelvic Fractures
Healing of Fractures
References
Blunt Trauma Injuries of the Trunk and Extremities
Blunt Force Injuries of the Chest
Injury to the Ribs
The Sternum
The Heart
The Aorta
Diaphragm
Lungs
Blunt Force Injuries of the Abdominal Viscera
Liver
Pancreas
Spleen
Gastrointestinal Tract
Kidneys
Urinary Bladder
Internal Genitalia
Blunt Force Injuries of the Extremities
References
Trauma to the Skull and Brain: Craniocerebral Injuries
Impact Injuries
Soft Tissue Injuries
Fractures of the Skull
Contusions of the Brain
Lacerating, Penetrating, and Perforating Wounds of the Brain
Epidural Hemorrhages
Acceleration/Deceleration Injuries
Subdural Hematomas
Diffuse Axonal Injury
Death Due to Cerebral Concussion
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Vertebral Artery Injury (Laceration)
Traumatic Injury of the Carotid Artery
Traumatic Dissection of Intracranial Arteries
Traumatic Brain Swelling and Edema
Boxing Injuries
Occipito-Cervical Injuries
Lacerations of the Brainstem
Traumatic Intracranial Aneurysms
Cerebral Palsy
References
Wounds Caused by Pointed and Sharp-Edged Weapons
Stab Wounds
Depth of Stab Wounds
Appearance of Stab Wounds in Skin
Stab Wounds from Weapons Other than Knives
Identifying the Weapon
Manner of Death
Stab Wounds by Anatomical Location
Incised-Stab Wounds
Physical Activity Following a Fatal Stab Wound
Force Necessary to Inflict Fatal Stab Wounds
Postmortem Bleeding
Incised Wounds
Incised Wounds of the Neck
Miscellaneous
Chop Wounds
Therapeutic or Diagnostic Wounds
References
Asphyxia
Suffocation
Entrapment / Environmental Suffocation
Smothering
Choking
Mechanical Asphyxia
Suffocating Gases
Strangulation
Ligature Strangulation
Manual Strangulation
Chemical Asphyxiants
Sexual Asphyxia (Autoerotic Asphyxia, Autoerotic Deaths)
References
Deaths Caused by Motor Vehicle Accidents
Causes of Motor Vehicle Accidents
Natural Disease as a Cause of Motor Vehicle Accidents
Categories of Motor Vehicle Accidents
Front Impact Crashes
Side Impact Crashes
Rollovers
Rear Impact Crashes
Seat Belts and Air Bags
Air Bags
Motor Vehicle Fires
Motorcycle Accidents
Suicide by Motor Vehicles
Determination of Who Was Driving
Motor Vehicle--Train Accidents
Toxicology in Motor Vehicle Accidents
Pedestrian Deaths
Relationship between Speed at Impact and Injuries
Child Pedestrians
Adult Pedestrians
References
Airplane Crashes
Crashes Involving Light Planes
Crashes of Commercial Aircraft
Causes of Crashes
Crash Scene
Crash Patterns
In-Flight Fire
Helicopter Crashes
Hot-Air Balloons
Lightning Strikes
References
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Incidence of SIDS
Presentation of Cases
Non-Hereditary Nature of SIDS
Diagnosis of SIDS
Etiology of SIDS
Investigation of the Death
Communication with the Parents
References
Neonaticide, Infanticide, and Child Homicide
Neonaticide
Infanticide and Child Murder
Battered Baby Syndrome
The "Impulse" or "Angry" Homicide
"Gentle" Homicides and the Lethal Variant of Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy
Miscellaneous Causes of Child Deaths
Radiological Evidence of Child Abuse
The Shaken Baby Syndrome
Unintentional Causes of Intracranial Hemorrhage
References
Fire Deaths
Burns
Severity of Burn Injuries
Deaths Caused by Fire
The Burned Body
Smoke Inhalation
Inhalation Injuries
Identification of the Deceased
Causes of Fires
Homicide by Fire
Self Immolation
Scalding Burns
Chemical Burns
Microwave Burns
Miscellaneous
Flash Fires: Fires Involving Flammable Hydrocarbon Liquids
Flashover
References
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Mechanism of Action
Deaths from Motor Vehicle Exhaust
Survival Time
Outdoor Deaths Caused by Carbon Monoxide
Carbon Monoxide Deaths from Sources Other than Exhaust
Decomposition and Carbon Monoxide
Signs and Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Fatal Levels of Carbon Monoxide
Suicide or Accident
Autopsy Findings
References
Death by Drowning
Physiology of Drowning
Autopsy Finding
Tests for Drowning
Drownings in Bathtubs
Scuba Divers
References
Electrocution
Mechanism of Death
Fractures Caused by Electrocution
Involuntary Movements Caused by Electricity-Induced Contraction of Muscle
Autopsy Findings
Manner of Death
Lightning
References
Hyperthermia and Hypothermia: the Effects of Heat and Cold
Heat Stroke
Malignant Hyperthermia
Miscellaneous Causes of Hyperthermia
Saunas
Exercise, Body Temperature, Humidity and Exhaustion
Hypothermia
Hypothermia in Water
Hypothermia on Land
References
Rape
The Living Rape Victim
Rape-Homicides
Transport of the Body
Examination of the Body
Trace Evidence Recovery from the Hands
Examination of the Clothing
The Body
Hair
Evidence of Sexual Intercourse
Bite Marks
Homosexual Rape
DNA Analysis
Short Tandem Repeats
Combined DNA Index System
Mitochondrial DNA Analysis
References
Emboli
Gas Embolism
Fat Embolism Syndrome
Amniotic Fluid Emboli
References
Topics in Forensic Pathology
Primary Cardiac Arrest during Exercise
Starvation
Anaphylactic Deaths
Injury of the Eye Caused by Acids and Alkalis
Death in the Dental Chair
Maternal Mortality: Criminal Abortion
Abortifacient Drugs
Local Abortifacient
Instrumentation
Stillborn Infants
Traumatic Lesions of Birth
Water Intoxication
Vitreous
Electrolyte Disorders
Blast Injuries
Intra-Operative Deaths
References
Nursing Home Deaths
Drug Overdoses
Accidents Not Involving Medications
Homicides
Suicides
Gross Neglect of Patients
Signs of Neglect
Contractures
Malnutrition
Dehydration
Decubitus Ulcers
Homicide by Decubitus Ulcers
Deaths Caused by Hospital Bed Side-Rails
Deaths Caused by Medical Restraints
References
Sudden Death During or Immediately after a Violent Struggle
Excited Delirium
Catecholamine Release
Potassium
Effects of Catecholamines on the Heart
Actions of Drugs
Alcohol
Endogenous Mental Disease: Acute Psychotic Episodes
Natural Disease without Anatomical Manifestations
Deaths Ascribed to Positional Asphyxia
Certification of Death
Pepper Spray
References
Interpretive Toxicology: Drug Abuse and Drug Deaths
Collection of Tissue for Analysis
Tissue Analyses
Analysis
Toxicology Screens
Deaths
Ethyl Alcohol
Methyl Alcohol
Isopropanol
Ethylene Glycol
Phencyclidine (PCP)
Heroin
Propoxyphene
Fentanyl
Cocaine
Methamphetamine and Amphetamine
Miscellaneous Narcotics
Inhalants
Lead
Iron
Lye (NaOH)
Arsenic
Cyanide
Strychnine
Digoxin, Succinylcholine, and Insulin
Antidepressants
Mixed Drug Overdose
Barbiturates
References
Appendix
The Forensic Autopsy
The Autopsy Report
Index

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