Forensic Pathology Reviews

  • Michael Tsokos

Part of the Forensic Pathology Reviews book series (FPR, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Death From Environmental Conditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michael Bohnert
      Pages 3-27
  3. Trauma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Véronique Henn, Eberhard Lignitz
      Pages 31-50
  4. Neurotraumatology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
  5. Forensic Neuropathology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Andreas Büttner, Serge Weis
      Pages 79-136
  6. Sudden Death From Natural Causes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Vittorio Fineschi, Cristoforo Pomara
      Pages 139-168
  7. Child Abuse, Neglect, and Infanticide

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Roger W. Byard
      Pages 171-185
  8. SIDS

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Roger W. Byard, Henry F. Krous
      Pages 189-198
  9. Infectious Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
  10. Death Scene Investigation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. Stephan Seidl
      Pages 235-262
    3. Markus A. Rothschild
      Pages 263-272
  11. Maternal Death in Pregnancy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 273-273
  12. Iatrogenic Injury

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 291-291
  13. Toxicology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 305-305
    2. Donna M. Hunsaker, John C. Hunsaker III
      Pages 307-338
  14. Forensic Differential Diagnosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 339-339
    2. Elisabeth E. Türk
      Pages 341-353
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 355-367

About this book


Over the last decade, the field of forensic science has expanded enormously, with the rapid emergence of new autopsy and laboratory techniques, and the identification of many new markers for specific pathological conditions. In Forensic Pathology Reviews, Volume 1, leading national and international forensic pathologists provide cutting-edge reviews of many of the key recent medical and legal advances in the field. These critical surveys concentrate on common pathological entities likely to be encountered in daily forensic routine, as well as on specific pathological conditions rarely seen in the autopsy room. Complementing rather than replacing the classic textbooks in forensic pathology, the authors explore new avenues for analyzing the pathology of burned bodies, traumatic brain injury, death by drug abuse, sudden cardiac death, sudden infant death and neonaticide, and fatalities resulting from kicking and trampling. Other areas of interest include accidental autoerotic deaths, hypothermia fatalities, injuries from resuscitation procedures, the interpretation of alcohol levels in different specimens, and the forensic differential diagnosis and interpretation of iliopsoas muscle hemorrhage in the light of autopsy. Where appropriate, the authors also discuss the proper procedures for giving expert testimony in a death investigation. A comprehensive review of the international literature that is otherwise difficult to assimilate is given for each chapter.
Cutting-edge and concise, Forensic Pathology Reviews, Volume 1 offers forensic investigators a rich demonstration of how the latest medical and scientific advances are being applied to solve current problems of high interest to forensic pathologists today.


Autopsy differential diagnosis forensic pathology neuropathology toxicology trauma

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Tsokos
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Legal MedicineUniversity of HamburgHamburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2004
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-61737-550-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59259-786-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1556-5661
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