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Simpson's Forensic Medicine, 13th Edition


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Table of Contents

Principles of Forensic Practice

The Ethics of Medical Practice

The Medical Aspects of Death

Identification of the Living And The Dead

The Appearance of the Body After Death

Unexpected and Sudden Death from Natural Causes

Deaths and Injury in Infancy

Assessment, Classification and Documentation of Injury

Regional Injuries

Ballistic Injuries

Use of Force and Restraint

Sexual Assault

Child Assault and Protection

Transportation Medicine


Immersion and Drowning

Heat, Cold and Electrical Trauma

Principles of Toxicology


Licit and Illicit Drugs

Medicinal Poisons

Miscellaneous Poisons

Principles of Forensic Science

Allied Forensic Specialties

Appendix 1: Guidelines for an Autopsy and Exhumation

Appendix 2: Widmark's Formula

Appendix 3: Diagnosing Poisoning - Carbon Monoxide. Health Protection Agency Guidelines


About the Author

Dr Jason Payne-James LLM FRCS FFFLM FFSSoc RFP DFM Director - Forensic Healthcare Services Ltd, Vice-President (Forensic Medicine) - Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine (Royal College of Physicians) Honorary Senior Lecturer, Cameron Centre for Forensic and Medical Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London Steven B. Karch, MD., FFFLM FFSSoc Consultant Cardiac Pathologist and Toxicologist, Berkeley, California, USA Richard Jones BSc. (Hons) MBBS FRCPath MCIEH MFSSoc MFFLM Locum Consultant Forensic Pathologist, Wales Institute of Forensic Medicine, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, Wales, UK John Manlove BA MSc DIC PhD RFP FFSSoc. Manlove Forensics Ltd, Wantage, Oxon, UK


"This is an updated classic for every forensic physician's 'must read' list and, as Lord Justice Thomas comments in his foreword, it takes an international perspective and will be of use to all professionals requiring an awareness of the principles of forensic medical and scientific practice - a bridge between law and science and medicine."
-Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine

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