General pathologists may occasionally need to perform forensic pathology, yet the purposes and goals of the forensic autopsy are quite different than those of a general autopsy. Procedures commonly used in hospital autopsies are entirely inadequate for medicolegal situations.
An Atlas of Forensic Pathology is a breakthrough guide to the forensic autopsy. With clear, precise text and a wealth of images, it provides comprehensive information on unnatural deaths and forensic pathologic investigation.
An Atlas of Forensic Pathology addresses all major fatality categories, including sharp and blunt force trauma, firearms, fire, electricity, automobile crashes, drugs, and alcohol. Chapters also discuss the special considerations for pediatric deaths, and provide a chronological guide to decomposition.
Examples of both injuries and investigative sites are extensively illustrated with more than 850 full-color images, including photographs, photomicrographs, X-rays, and CAT scans.
Particularly helpful for the general pathologist who is occasionally involved in forensics, An Atlas of Forensic Pathology is also of interest to coroners, medical examiners, and forensic pathologists.