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Forensic Medicine
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Howard C. Adelman, M.D.; Series Editor: Lawrence Kobilinsky, Ph.D.
  • From the Series: Inside Forensic Science
  • Trim Size: 7 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0791089266
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-8926-2
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 01/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 600
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 112

Summary

The forensic pathologist is a medical detective who investigates deaths that may be sudden, unexpected, unexplained, or violent. Using scene investigation and autopsy procedures, the forensic pathologist must answer the following four questions:

1. Who died (a question of identity)?
2. How and why did the death occur (a question of the cause of death)?
3. What were the circumstances that brought about the death (a question as to the manner of death)?
4. When did the death occur (a question of the time of death)?

Forensic Medicine is intended as an introduction to the topic, which is also known as forensic pathology. Many of the medical terms used in this specialty are defined, and basic physiologic processes are explained. Although basic in its presentation, many controversial issues are explored.

Specifications

Full-color photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. References. Further reading. Web sites. Glossary. Index.

About the Author(s)

Howard C. Adelman, M.D., has served as the medical director of hospital laboratories, a forensic medical examiner's toxicology laboratory, and private laboratories. He has also been a private pathology consultant to the legal profession on matters ranging from death and injury investigation to medical malpractice.

Reviews and Awards

“Definitions within the text, many illustrations, and lively narrative will encourage students who might be unwilling to tackle more difficult text. These books should have broad appeal and be welcomed by teachers and students.”
VOYA

“Definitions within the text, many illustrations, and lively narrative will encourage students who might be unwilling to tackle more difficult text. These books should have broad appeal and be welcomed by teachers and students.”
VOYA

"...recommend[ed]...it provides secondary readers with an easily comprehended introduction to the science and, hence, can serve as a sound springboard to further research on any aspect of this topic...a fine investment."
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