Practical Forensic Medicine

by Nageshkumar G Rao

Practical Forensic Medicine is a boon to the busy doctor, who has little time to wade through thick tomes on subject. The book contains enough material for the medical student to pass forensic medicine Practical Examinations without struggle. One other advantage of this book is that it is readable, concise, yet good enough as a reference for police officers dealing with crime and for lawyers who practice criminal law. This again would be a blessing as a ready reference in the courtroom. Students will find this book very useful. All medical officers would also find this book useful as it gives all kinds of medico-legal forms and how to fill them up. This book ‘Practical Forensic Medicine’ gives a complete coverage of examining, reporting and writing opinions for a variety of medico-legal cases. It also furnishes a clear coverage of diagnosis, management and prevention of an entire spectrum of medico-legal problems. Data in this book are factual, reliable and scientifically accurate and are based on thorough analysis of recent literature. The book is apparently designed for the physician or the forensic experts to deal with day to day work of Clinical Forensic Medicine, Forensic Pathology and Toxicology, it is the students of Forensic Medicine who are undoubtedly the ultimate target aimed. Selected relevant topics under the headings of Clinical Forensic Medicine, Jurisprudence Forensic Pathology, Forensic Aspects of Clinical Pathology, Varsity Examination Methodology, comprising of Modern Methods of University Examination like “Objective Structured Practical Examination (OSPE).” The topics like Embalming, Ideal Mortuary and Ancillary Material are relevant as they help the experts to organize mortuary and embalming facilities in the regional centers. The sections on Jurisprudence, Forensic Pathology and Forensic Aspects of Clinical Pathology enfold several new chapters such as IPC Sections, Crime Scene Investigation, Forensic Histopathology, Embalming, Ideal Mortuary, Haematology, Blood Grouping, Semen Analysis, Pregnancy Tests, Urine Analysis, etc. offering the basic information with relevant applied forensic aspects. This edition on ‘Practical Forensic Medicine’ provides immense information on how to deal with such situations in an appropriate manner. Further, the book has been given a better graphic design and typography. The colour printing has also given it the most modern look. Book provides guidance on formalities and procedure of examining and drafting the certificate/final opinion on routine medico-legal case, medico-legal autopsy, collecting, preserving and dispatch of viscera and other ancillary materials to chemical examiner, histopathology examination at pathology laboratory, etc. These are soft specimens of forensic significance; fresh plant specimens of toxicological concern; instruments and appliances of clinical forensic medicine interest; weapon of assault of medico-legal importance. Photographs, line-drawings, sketches, simple flow charts and tables have been given at appropriate places rendering easy understanding, recollection and reproduction of the subject.

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Book Detail

Editor Editor's Affiliation
1. Rao Nageshkumar G Meenakshi Medical College and Research Institute, MAHER Deemed University) Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu
ISBN 9788180619441
Speciality Forensic Medicine
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/10648
Edition 3/e
Publishing Year 2007
Pages 376
Book Type Textbook


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