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Handbook of forensic medicine, edited by Burkhard Madea

"Forensic medicine encompasses all areas in which medicine and law interact, i.e. the diverse aspects of forensic medicine include forensic pathology, traumatology and violent death, sudden and unexpected death, clinical forensic medicine, toxicology, traffic medicine, identification, haemogenetics and medical law. A knowledge of all the subdisciplines of forensic medicine is required in daily routine casework since all the results obtained by different medical and scientific methods have to be integrated into one comprehensive reconstruction of events for any particular case"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Intro -- Table of Contents -- Volume 1 -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- List of Contributors -- Preface to the Second Edition -- Preface to the First Edition -- Foreword by Denis A. Cusack -- Foreword by Duarte Nuno Vieira -- PART I: Duties of Forensic Medicine in Modern Societies -- 1 History -- 1.1 Definitions -- 1.2 Civilisations of the Near East and China -- 1.3 Justinian enactments -- 1.4 Further developments and Italian town charters -- 1.5 Forensic medicine as a book science -- 1.6 Forensic medicine as an experimental science -- 1.7 Current problems -- References and further reading -- 2 Duties of Forensic Medicine and the Forensic Medicine Practitioner -- References and further reading -- 2.1 The Expert Witness -- Acknowledgements -- References and further reading -- 3 Forensic Medicine and Human Rights -- 3.1  Human rights issues -- 3.2 Torture -- Useful websites -- 4 International Guidelines and Accreditation in Forensic Medicine -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 Recommendations for forensic DNA laboratories based on ISO/IEC 17025 -- 4.3 Recommendations for forensic toxicological laboratories based on ISO/IEC 17025 -- 4.4 Recommendations for forensic pathology based on ISO/IEC 17025 -- 4.5 Recommendations for clinical forensic medicine based on ISO/IEC 17020 -- Appendix: Definitions (ENFSI Appendix 4) -- Useful websites -- References and further reading -- PART II: Medical Aspects of Death -- 5 Nature and Definition of Death -- 5.1 Death and dying -- 5.2 Determination of death -- References and further reading -- 6 Certification of Death -- 6.1 Introduction -- 6.2 Cause of death -- 6.3 Causes of death as shown by cause of death statistics -- 6.4 Consistency between cause of death diagnosis on the death certificate and following autopsy -- 6.5 Manner of death -- 6.6 Special constellations of circumstances in external postmortem examination
Literary Form
non fiction
Second edition.
Physical Description
1 online resource (3799 pages)
Specific Material Designation
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