A male homicide victim with a shotgun blast to the chest. A female drug addict who has overdosed on crack cocaine. An elderly woman with deep stab wounds to the neck. A two-year-old motor vehicle accident victim with blunt head trauma. For forensic pathologists, police detectives, and crime scene investigators, dealing with death and injury is a daily routine. But even after investigating thousands of drownings, shootings, stabbings, electrocutions, overdoses, and traffic accidents, most professionals in the investigative fields still haven't seen it all. Originally published on CD-ROM, the Color Atlas of Forensic Pathology addresses much of the basic information which forensic pathologists and other investigators deal with on a day to day basis. Packed with 780 full-color, captioned photographs, this atlas examines everything from time of death and decomposition, to identification, to causes of death from blunt trauma, firearm injuries, asphyxia, cutting and stabbing injuries, and more. The atlas shows the various causes of death and injury with case -- "visuals" to help investigators understand the work they perform. Indeed, with its exhaustive coverage, the Color Atlas of Forensic Pathology will provide investigators with valuable insight into the many different causes of death and injury they must deal with and how the manners of death are diagnosed.
Time of Death and Decomposition
Blunt Trauma Cases
Sudden Natural Death
Firearms (Handguns and Rifles)
Asphyxia (Suffocation) and Drowning
Electrocution, Drugs, and the Environment
Cutting and Stabbing
Motor Vehicle Injuries
Pediatric Forensic Pathology
Pediatric Pathology Cases
A vast number of good quality photographs … Persons most likely to benefit from this interesting book are beginners just entering the profession of forensic pathology, but the book can serve as useful review material for more senior forensic practitioners, too.
—Anil Aggrawal's Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Volume 1, Number 2, July-December 2000