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AuthorBuris, Lรกszlรณ. author
TitleForensic Medicine [electronic resource] : Diagnosis and Signs of Death / Special Autopsy Techniques / Injuries and Accidents / Wounds and Wound Healing / Sudden, Unexpected Death / Suffocation, Infanticide, Sexual Offences, Criminal Abortion / Paternity / Toxicology / Identification of Victims / by Lรกszlรณ Buris
ImprintBerlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 1993
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-48884-9
Descript 416 p. online resource

SUMMARY

"Forensic Medicine", written by L. Buris, Professor of Forensic Medicine at the Debrecen Medical University in Hungary, is an informative and practice-oriented review of the topic. The book contains essential data and references of forensic medicine, both in theoretical and practical aspects. It gives a pathological, pathophysiological and biochemical interpretation of various alterations with the up-to-date results of forensic medical research as well


CONTENT

1. Signs of Death -- Early signs of death -- Cooling -- Rigor mortis -- Desiccation -- Late Changes of Death -- Medicolegal Autopsy -- Special Autopsy Techniques -- The Scene of the Crime -- References -- 2. Types of Injuries -- Incising Injuries -- Stab wounds -- Hacking injuries -- Alterations caused by blunt instruments -- Traffic accidents -- Electrical injuries -- Gunshot wounds -- Injuries caused by high and low temperature -- References -- Vital Injuries -- References -- 3. The Extent of Wound Healing -- The medicolegal certificate -- The medical certification -- 4. Examination of Biological Traces -- Procedures for testing blood stains -- Examination of hair -- Examination of seminal stains -- Examination of bite marks -- References -- 5. Sudden Death -- Alterations in the circulatory system causing sudden death -- Alterations of the respiratory system causing sudden death -- Diseases of the abdominal organs causing sudden death -- Diseases of the central nervous system causing sudden death -- Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) -- Sudden death in youth -- References -- 6. Death by Suffocation -- Hanging -- Strangulation by ligature -- Manual strangulation -- Drowning -- Thoracic restriction -- External occlusion of air -- References -- 7. Infanticide -- References -- 8. Sexual Life in Relation to the Law -- Rape -- Sexual deviation -- Abortion -- References -- 9. Examinations for Determining Paternity -- Proof of paternity -- References -- 10. Disability -- Common conditions resulting in disabilityoccurring in the practice of forensic medicine -- Permanent injuries resulting from accidents -- The role of the forensic medical specialist in compensation process -- References -- 11. Toxicology -- Metabolism of toxic substances -- Metal poisoning -- Carbon monoxide -- Cyanide poisoning -- Poisoning by corrosives -- Pesticides -- Insecticides -- Herbicides -- Rodenticides -- Narcotic poisoning -- Tranquilizers -- Alcohol intoxication -- Mushroom poisoning -- Expectations and capabilities of toxicological tests -- References -- 12. Identification -- References -- 13. Legal Aspects of Medical Practice -- The right of the physician -- The responsibilities of the practicing physician -- Responsibilities of the physician -- References


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