Updated August 18, 2006
Richard C. Froede, MD, FCAP, editor
Gregory J. Davis, MD, FCAP; Joseph A. Prahlow, MD, FCAP; Brad B. Randall, MD, FCAP; Donald Thomas Reay, MD, FCAP; and Victor Weedn, MD, JD, FCAP; associate editors
Prepared by the CAP Forensic Pathology Committee, the Handbook of Forensic Pathology is the perfect guide for forensic pathologists, medical examiners, and others who participate in forensic cases. It contains 49 chapters plus appendices written by 51 experts.
Covering a broad range of topics, the text emphasizes forensic investigation and autopsy procedures, chain of custody, determination of time and manner of death, special procedures for examining and identifying the body, and specific circumstances surrounding natural and unnatural deaths. Also included are examples of standard forms and body diagrams.
Partial Contents: Medicolegal Death Investigation and Autopsy; Forensic Evidence; Postmortem Changes; Sudden Unexpected Adult Deaths; Accidental and Natural Deaths in Children; Blunt and Sharp Force Injuries; Characteristics of Firearms and Ammunition; Mechanical and Chemical Asphyxia; Bodies Found in Water; Deaths Due to Electrocution and Lightning; Deaths Associated with Fires and Burns; Drug Deaths; Sex-Related Deaths; Elder Abuse; Investigation of Multiple Fatality Incidents; Emerging Infectious Diseases; Deaths Due to Medical Therapy; Forensic Radiology, Entomology, and Toxicology; Exhumations; Special Autopsy Techniques.
Table of contents (PDF, 27 K)
Biologic and Chemical Terrorism: Surveillance and Response (sample chapter) (PDF, 78.5 K)
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Softcover; 589 pages; 100+ figures and tables; 2003
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