Color Atlas of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, Second Edition

Charles Catanese

February 3, 2016 by CRC Press
ISBN 9781466586031 - CAT# K20274


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  • Covers forensic medicine as well as death investigation
  • Includes a new section on histopathology, never before offered in print
  • Contains over 1600 full-color illustrations
  • Presents pattern injuries side-by-side with the implement that caused them


Now in its second edition, the best-selling Color Atlas of Forensic Medicine and Pathology is an easy-to-read reference covering forensic pathology principles, from basic to advanced concepts relating to all manners of death. Featuring over 1600 full-color images, including 400 more photographs than the first edition, this book provides unparalleled photographic illustration to enhance understanding for medical and non-medically trained personnel.

Providing thorough visual demonstrations of postmortem changes of the human body, the book presents the different kinds of patterns produced in deaths resulting from

  • Natural causes
  • Diagnostic procedures
  • Therapeutic procedures
  • Substance abuse
  • Poisoning
  • Child abuse
  • Firearms
  • Blunt instruments
  • Sharp instruments
  • Burns
  • Asphyxia

The book also includes an entirely new section on histopathology. The text uses specific, detailed language to describe what is represented in each photo and to make side-by-side comparisons of similar but distinct pathologies. The Color Atlas of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, Second Edition is an invaluable professional reference for death investigators, medical examiners, and forensic pathologists.