In this fully updated thirteenth edition, Simpson's Forensic Medicine remains the world's leading introductory text in the field of forensic medicine. It presents all that the generalist or student needs to know about the interface between medicine and the law, including medical examination of the living and the dead as part of a criminal investigation, toxicology, forensic science, the legal obligations and ethical responsibilities of doctors in the forensic setting, and more.
The text focuses on general principles, and so is relevant internationally – examples specific to any particular legal system have been avoided where possible. New authorship brings a fresh and modern perspective to the subject, and – for the first time – all images from the book are available to view on the book's website.
Simpson's has a long and respected history, having been read by many of today's leading forensic practitioners at the start of the career. It remains the most indispensable guide to the practice of forensic medicine worldwide.