Handbook of Forensic Toxicology for Medical Examiners

2nd Edition

D. K. Molina, M.D., Veronica Hargrove

CRC Press
Published August 23, 2018
Reference - 260 Pages - 1 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780815365440 - CAT# K336414
Series: Practical Aspects of Criminal and Forensic Investigations

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Summary

Forensic professionals, particularly medical examiners—often working through heavy caseloads—require quick and easy access to reliable sources of information to help interpret toxicology results. While several in-depth resources are available, they are often large, cumbersome, and contain more information than is often needed.

The Handbook of Forensic Toxicology for Medical Examiners is a concise handbook referencing the most common toxic substances and their reported non-toxic, toxic, and lethal concentrations, making it an ideal text for quick reference in the lab or autopsy room.

Features of the Second Edition:

    • Explains the principles of postmortem toxicology and the factors which must be considered
    • Provides tables of toxicologic data for over 200 commonly encountered substances, including drugs of abuse, poisons, prescription drugs, and over-the-counter medications
    • Includes discussion and description of the novel psychoactive drugs—including synthetic opioids, cannabinoids, stimulants and hallucinogens
    • Supplemental appendices provide additional information regarding specimen types and selection, testing methodologies, normal laboratory values, and conversion charts

The busy forensic professional needs a concise handbook that provides critical information quickly and accurately. This heavily referenced text offers an easy-to-use format allowing for rapid access for both routine daily use and preparation for courtroom testimony.

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