Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine, Second Edition

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9780128000342: Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine, Second Edition

Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine, Volumes 1-4, Second Edition is a pioneering four volume encyclopedia compiled by an international team of forensic specialists who explore the relationship between law, medicine, and science in the study of forensics.

This important work includes over three hundred state-of-the-art chapters, with articles covering crime-solving techniques such as autopsies, ballistics, fingerprinting, hair and fiber analysis, and the sophisticated procedures associated with terrorism investigations, forensic chemistry, DNA, and immunoassays.

Available online, and in four printed volumes, the encyclopedia is an essential reference for any practitioner in a forensic, medical, healthcare, legal, judicial, or investigative field looking for easily accessible and authoritative overviews on a wide range of topics.

Chapters have been arranged in alphabetical order, and are written in a clear-and-concise manner, with definitions provided in the case of obscure terms and information supplemented with pictures, tables, and diagrams. Each topic includes cross-referencing to related articles and case studies where further explanation is required, along with references to external sources for further reading.

  • Brings together all appropriate aspects of forensic medicine and legal medicine
  • Contains color figures, sample forms, and other materials that the reader can adapt for their own practice
  • Also available in an on-line version which provides numerous additional reference and research tools, additional multimedia, and powerful search functions
  • Each topic includes cross-referencing to related articles and case studies where further explanation is required, along with references to external sources for further reading

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Winner of The Society of Authors and the Royal Society of Medicine Minty Book Prize 2006

2006 British Medical Association Medical Book Competition - HIGHLY COMMENDED

"Truly encyclopaedic and is a 'must have' reference work." --Dr. Neville Davis, President of the Medico-Legal Society

"The Encyclopaedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine provides a valuable reference tool for professionals of all disciplines.... This work will be heavily relied upon by those working in forensic and legal medicine and related fields." - Dr. Anthony Bleetman, Consultant in Accident and Emergency Medicine, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Surgery, University of Birmingham, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Centre for Primary Health Care Studies, University of Warwick

"An excellent resource for professionals working in forensics, lawyers, or medical/graduate students interested in forensic training. Summing Up: Highly recommended." --CHOICE Library Journal

"Highly authoritative, comprehensive, and diverse.... The Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine is a veritable forensic library. I would recommend it to forensic pathologists, general pathologists, pediatric pathologists, forensic physicians, forensic scientists, coroners, forensic investigators, emergency department physicians, police surgeons, homicide detectives, prosecutors, judges, legal practitioners, pediatricians, primary care physicians, and psychiatrists." - Journal of the American Medical Association

This impressive four-volume VADE MECUM (reference manual) ... is both comprehensive and timely." --Michael M. Baden, MD, New England Journal of Medicine

"This book is an ambitious undertaking and on the whole I (as a forensic physician) am going to find it very useful." --Dr. Lesley Lord, Science and Justice, 2006

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