ABOUT THIS BOOK
- Up-to-date overview of key issues in autopsy practice
- Contributions from leading experts from around the world
- Concise, well-referenced text consists of chapters that can be read independently of each other, in addition to forming a cohesive book which can act as a practical manual or reference guide
Essentials of Autopsy Practice: Innovations, Updates and Advances in Practice is the fifth volume in the Essentials in Autopsy Practice series, covering topics of current and future interest. Designed to keep all involved in the investigation of death abreast of changes within the field, this volume covers a wide range of topical areas which can be encountered around the world.
Essentials of Autopsy Practice: Innovations, Updates and Advances in Practice covers death by drowning; deaths from extreme temperature; the radioactive autopsy; chemical contamination and the autopsy; blast injuries; forensic odontology identification; and determination of the force used to cause an injury.
Useful to both trainees and consultants in all specialty areas within pathology, including forensic pathology, Essentials of Autopsy Practice: Innovations, Updates and Advances in Practice also serves as a guide to all those involved in death investigation, i.e. nurses, lawyers, paramedics and police officers.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » autopsy - blast - chemical - death - drowning - force - forensic - hyperthermia - hypothermia - odontology - radiation
Related subjects » Pathology
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Diatom and Laboratory Tests to Support a Conclusion of Death by Drowning.
- Deaths from Extremes of Temperature.
- The Radioactive Autopsy.
- Chemical Contamination and the Autopsy.
- Blast Injuries.
- A Pathologists Guide to Forensic Odontology Identification.
- How Much Force?
AUTHORS & EDITORS
Guy Rutty is a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery and has a Medical Doctorate. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists and holds the Royal College of Pathologists Diploma in Forensic Pathology. He is a Fellow of the Forensic Science Society and a Founding Fellow of the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians. He holds the Foundation Chair in Forensic Pathology at the University of Leicester where he is Chief Forensic Pathologist and he is an Honorary Consultant in Histopathology to the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and he is a Home Office Registered Forensic Pathologist, having been placed on the Home Office Accredited Register in 1996. He has served as an elected member of Council of the Royal College of Pathologists and acted as the Chair of the Forensic Pathology Specialist Advisory Committee and remains on this Committee to date. He is a visiting Fellow of Cranfield University and sits on the Academic Committee of the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians where he is a member of their Research Committee having been the Foundation Chair of the committee. He has been a member of the Policy Delivery Board for Forensic Pathology for the Home Office and is a member of the Netherlands Board of Court Experts Advisory Committee for Standards for Forensic Pathology.