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Forensic Pathology: Principles and Practice

Forensic Pathology: Principles and Practice 



  • David Dolinak 
  • Evan Matshes, Emma O. Lew


  • Hardcover: 616 pages
  • Publisher: Academic Press (April 20, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 0122199510
  • Shipping Weight: 5.85 pounds 


Book Description 

Forensic Pathology: Principles and Practice is an extensively illustrated reference book that contains more than 1800 color photographs accompanied by well-considered text that thoroughly explains representative topics, and also provides abundant, up-to-date references for further reading. This well-written volume uses a case-oriented format to address, explain and guide the reader through the varied topics encountered by forensic pathologists. It will benefit not only the experienced forensic pathologist, but also the hospital pathologist who occasionally performs medicolegal autopsies. Doctors in training and those law enforcement officials investigating the broad spectrum of sudden, unexpected and violent deaths that may fall within the jurisdiction of medicolegal death investigators will also find this an invaluable resource.

* Large, colorful photographs which beautifully illustrate the concepts outlined in the text.
* Sample descriptions of pathological lesions which serve to aid pathologists in reporting their findings to law enforcement agencies, attorneys, and others involved in investigations of sudden death.
* ‘Do and Don’t’ sections at the end of each chapter which provide guidance for handling the types of cases examined within preceding sections.

About the Author(s)

David Dolinak is a physician medical examiner, serving as Deputy Chief Medical Exam-iner in Dallas, TX. He has published and lectured extensively in the neurosciences and forensic pathology. In conjunction with Evan Matshes (co-applicant), he has produced the very well received text “Medicolegal Neuropathology: A Color Atlas.” Evan Matshes is a human anatomist with the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology,College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan (Canada), with continuing clinical medical education. He has published and lectured extensively in human anatomy and osteology, the neurosciences, and forensic pathology. In addition to his aformentioned textbook publishing with Dr. Dolinak, he was also a co-author on “An Atlas of Human Osteology”, released in 2000 in Canada.  



An amazing book, May 30, 2005

It is just unbelieveable.The collection of photographs is the best that i have come across. I have several forensic pathology books in my collection and this book has the best collection of real life photographs. The authours have stressed in almost all chapters of the limitations of the findings. This is admirable.Training as a forensic physician and a lawyer, this book is of great help.