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Knight’s Forensic Pathology (4th Edition)

  • Authors: Pekka Saukko, Bernard Knight
  • ISBN: 9780340972533
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Edition: 4th
  • Publication Date: December 15, 2015
  • Format: Hardback – 680 pages
  • Language: English

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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.

Table of Contents
  1. The Forensic Autopsy
  2. The Pathophysiology of Death
  3. The Establishment of Identity of Human Remains
  4. The Pathology of Wounds
  5. Head and Spinal Injuries
  6. Chest and Abdominal Injuries
  7. Self-Inflicted Injury
  8. Gunshot and Explosion Deaths
  9. Transportation Injuries
  10. Abuse of Human Rights: Deaths in Custody
  11. Burns and Scalds
  12. Electrical Fatalities
  13. Complications of Injury
  14. Suffocation and ‘Asphyxia’
  15. Fatal Pressure on the Neck
  16. Immersion Deaths
  17. Neglect, Starvation and Hypothermia
  18. Deaths Associated with Sexual offences
  19. Deaths Associated with Pregnancy
  20. Child Homicide
  21. Sudden Death in Infancy
  22. Fatal Child Abuse
  23. Deaths Associated with Surgical Procedures
  24. Dysbaric Fatalities and Barotrauma
  25. The Pathology of Sudden Death
  26. Forensic Dentistry for the Pathologist
  27. Poisoning and the Pathologist
  28. Forensic Aspects of Alcohol
  29. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  30. Organophosphorus Poisoning
  31. Poisoning by Medicines
  32. Death from Narcotic and Hallucinogenic Drugs
  33. Corrosive and Metallic Poisoning
  34. Deaths from Organic Solvents
  35. Appendix
Authors Biography

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

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Weight 1.987 kg

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