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.
1. Principles of forensic practice
2. The ethics of medical practice
3. The medical aspects of death
4. Identification of the living and the dead
5. The appearance of the body after death
6. Unexpected and sudden death from natural causes
7. Deaths and injury in infancy
8. Assessment, classification and documentation of injury
9. Regional injuries
10. Ballistic injuries
11. Use of force and restraint
12. Sexual assault
13. Child assault and protection
14. Transportation medicine
16. Immersion and drowning
17. Heat, cold and electrical trauma
18. Principles of toxicology
20. Licit and illicit drugs
21. Medicinal poisons
22. Miscellaneous poisons
23. Principles of forensic science
24. 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
Autores: Jason Payne James, Richard Jon, Steven B Karch, John Manlove