© 2005

Forensic Pathology Reviews

  • Michael Tsokos

Part of the Forensic Pathology Reviews book series (FPR, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Death From Environmental Conditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Forensic Neuropathology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Andreas Büttner, Serge Weis
      Pages 81-134
  4. Forensic Pathophysiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Achim Th. Schäfer
      Pages 137-154
  5. Forensic Odontology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Jules Kieser, Geoffrey Tompkins, Donna Buckingham, Norman A. Firth, Michael Swain
      Pages 157-179
  6. Taphonomy

  7. Death From Natural Causes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 251-251
    2. Wolfgang Huckenbeck, Adonios Papadomanolakis
      Pages 253-265
    3. Erik Edston, Marianne van Hage-Hamsten
      Pages 267-281
  8. Vascular Conditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 283-283
  9. Suicide

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 303-303
    2. Lisa B. E. Shields, Donna M. Hunsaker, John C. Hunsaker III
      Pages 305-335
    3. Roger W. Byard
      Pages 337-347

About this book


Maintaining the high quality achieved in earlier volumes, leading national and international forensic pathologists provide in Forensic Pathology Reviews, Volume 3 evidence-based accounts of special topics of current interest from various fields of forensic pathology and death-scene investigation. The authors offer cutting-edge insights into the medicolegal investigation of bodies found in water, the forensic aspects of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1 infection of the central nervous system, deaths in a head-down position, and forensic bitemark analysis. Additional chapters address taphonomic changes in human bodies during the early postmortem interval, arrhythmogenic ventricular dysplasia that produces sudden death in young people, the postmortem diagnosis of death in anaphylaxis, and iatrogenic deaths. The forensic aspects of suicide, murder-suicide, and suicide trends in the United States are also discussed, along with the evaluation of fatal pulmonary thromboembolism and the use of radiology in medicolegal investigations. A comprehensive, up-to-date review of the international literature is given for each chapter.
Evidence-based and state-of-the-art, Forensic Pathology Reviews, Volume 3 synthesizes the practical advances made in a variety of important subspecialties of forensic pathology, demonstrating how the latest medical and scientific advances are being applied to solve current problems of high interest to forensic pathologists today.


forensic pathology neuropathology pathology pathophysiology radiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Tsokos
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Legal MedicineUniversity of HamburgHamburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Forensic Pathology Reviews
  • Editors Michael Tsokos
  • Series Title Forensic Pathology Reviews
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press Inc. 2005
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-58829-416-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-61737-552-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-59259-910-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 470
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Forensic Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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From Reviews of the First Volume...

"...can be recommended to forensic pathologists from beginners to experts...will be a good basis for further forensic practices and researches." -Legal Medicine

"...a significant contribution to the forensic pathology literature." -Journal of Forensic Science

"...the readers of this book will establish up-to-date and good grasp of forensic pathology...the book can be recommended to forensic pathologists from beginners to experts. The book will give good basis for further forensic practices and researches." -Legal Medicine

"It is hoped that the following volume of this series will maintain the high standard set up by this first volume." -International Journal of Legal Medicine

"I would recommend the first book in this series to the practicing forensic pathologist who wishes to fill in some gaps of the standard forensic pathology texts or as a starting point to begin to master the art of traumatic forensic neuroimmunohistochemistry." -Arch Pathol Lab Med

From the reviews:

"This is an exceptionally useful resource for both residents in training and practicing pathologists...I highly recommend this book." - Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal

"This is the third volume of a series of forensic pathology reviews … . The concept of providing up-to-date comprehensive and practically oriented reviews of important issues of forensic pathology has been maintained. … Like the two previous volumes … this volume represent high-quality, cutting-edge reviews written by well-known researchers in their scientific fields. … In conclusion, the forensic pathology reviews series promises to be a very useful and up-to-date source … ." (B. Karger, International Journal of Legal Medicine, Vol. 120, 2006)

"Staying with the ‘pick ‘n’ mix’ style of the previous volumes, we now have a third volume of excellent review articles on forensic pathology. … There are a total of 13 chapters. … the book is well written and a joy to read. It is also well illustrated with half-tone photographs. … this volume is essential reading for all autopsy pathologists, including forensic pathologists. Trainees in forensic pathology might find this series particularly useful." (Dr G C A Fernando, American College of Physicians News, Autumn, 2005)