Books for Pathologists
Forensic pathology

Revised: 5 September 2015

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Beran: Legal and Forensic Medicine
By Roy Beran
2013 (1st ed), 1942 pages, $679 list
This is a comprehensive reference text that examines the current state of Legal Medicine, which encompasses Forensic Medicine, in the 21st century. It examines the scope of both legal and forensic medicine, its application and study and has adopted a wide ranging approach including multinational authorship. It reviews the differences between and similarities of forensic and legal medicine, the need for academic qualification, the applications to many and varied fields including international aid, military medicine, health law and the application of medical knowledge to both criminal law and tort/civil law, sports medicine and law, gender and age related factors from obstetrics through to geriatrics and palliative care as well as cultural differences exploring the Christian/Judeo approach compared with that within Islamic cultures, Buddhism and Hinduism. The book looks at practical applications of legal medicine within various international and intercultural frameworks. This is a seminal authoritative text in legal and forensic medicine. It has a multi-author and multinational approach which crosses national boundaries. There is a great interest in the development of health law and legal medicine institutes around the world and this text comes in on the ground floor of this burgeoning discipline and provides the foundation text for many courses, both undergraduate and postgraduate. It defines the place of legal medicine as a specialized discipline.
Budowle: Microbial Forensics
By Bruce Budowle
2010, 744 pages, $106 list
Microbial Forensics 2nd Edition is fully revised and updated and serves as a complete reference of the discipline. It describes the advances, as well as the challenges and opportunities ahead, and will be integral in applying science to help solve future biocrimes.
Byard: Forensic Pathology of Infancy and Childhood
By R. W. Byard
2013 (1st ed), 1000 pages, $557 list
We propose a text devoted to the medicolegal investigation of sudden and unexpected childhood death. We will organize the text based on chronological age. The text will begin with the newborn age, progress through infancy, toddlerhood, childhood, and conclude with adolescence. Through each major age group, individual chapters will focus on specific unique causes, topics, or organ systems. This text will be a unique contribution to the forensic science literature. This text will fill a niche that medicolegal death investigators are anxious to have provided. Potential purchasers of this text include forensic pathologists, medical examiner offices, pediatric pathologists, pediatric hospitals, anatomic pathologists, coroners, law enforcement investigators, pathology training programs, medical schools, child protection social workers and offices, colleges of social work, colleges of criminal justice administration, and colleges of forensic sciences.
Byard: Sudden Death in the Young
By Roger Byard
2010 (3rd ed), 700 pages, 800 illus, $250 list
Determining the cause of death in children and young adults can pose considerable challenges. Professor Byard provides for the first time a complete overview of pathological aspects of sudden death in the young, from before birth to middle adult life. Highly illustrated with more than 800 colour figures, this third edition contains new sections on sexual abuse, pregnancy-related deaths and rare natural diseases, as well as expanded coverage of unexpected death in young adults up to the age of 30 years. Chapters are organised by systems and cover all aspects of natural death, as well as accidents, suicides and homicides. Supported by extensive referencing and numerous tables, the book can also be used as a practical autopsy manual. An encyclopaedic overview and analysis of sudden death in the young, this is a key text for pediatric and forensic pathologists, pediatricians, and lawyers and physicians involved in medicolegal cases.
CAP: Basic Competencies in Forensic Pathology: A Forensic Pathology Primer
2006 (1st ed), 225 pages, $35 list
Basic Competencies in Forensic Pathology outlines the concepts and techniques used in forensic pathology. Prepared by the Forensic Pathology Committee of the College of American Pathologists in conjunction with the National Association of Medical Examiners, the primer is intended to be a quick reference for pathologists in training and those who do occasional forensic autopsies.
Collins: Forensic Pathology of Infancy and Childhood
By Kim Collins and Roger Byard
2014 (1st ed), 1000 pages, $679 list
Forensic Pathology of Infancy and Childhood provides an authoritative, comprehensive reference text devoted to the medicolegal investigation of sudden unexpected death in children. With contributions from internationally renowned experts, individual chapters focus on specific unique causes and organ systems with detailed accounts of the changes in fatal diseases, risk factors of causes of sudden death, and responses to fatal trauma that occur as a child grows from neonatal stage through infancy, toddlerhood, childhood and adolescence. This text is an essential reference resource for forensic pathologists, medical examiner offices, pediatric pathologists, pediatric hospitals, anatomic pathologists and those in training as well as those in related legal professions.
Comstock: Diagnostic Pathology: Fetal Histology
By Dr. Jessica M. Comstock, Dr. Larissa V. Furtado and Dr. Staci Bryson
2013 (1st ed), 700 pages, $249 list
Diagnostic Pathology: Fetal Histology is designed for practicing pathologists and pathologists-in-training who perform fetal autopsies, though will prove useful to anyone interested in fetal development. This reference provides clear and concise information on the normal histology of major organ systems and tissues as they change during fetal development.
Corrigan: Essential Forensic Pathology
By Gilbert Corrigan
2012 (1st ed), 248 pages, $100 list
A thorough and unique reference, this text is ideal for those entering the field of forensic pathology. Beginning with a brief review of the essentials, the book outlines 15 different sets of learning experiences available to a trainee. Providing comprehensive coverage of causes and modes of death, the book focuses on 40 autopsy experiences through which the forensic pathology resident is likely to rotate. For each topic, the chapters provide an emphasis on the objective to be reached and include discussion questions as a guide.
Dettmeyer: Forensic Histopathology: Fundamentals and Perspectives
By Reinhard Dettmeyer
2011 (1st ed), 455 pages, $189 list
This book, which combines the features of an atlas and a textbook, presents findings in forensic histology, immunohistochemistry, and cytology based on microscopic investigations using different stainings and different antibodies. The principal aim is to provide practitioners with detailed information and guidance on how microscopy can help to clarify the cause of sudden and unexpected death. Many of the topics will be of interest not only to forensic pathologists but also to general pathologists, whether practitioners or researchers. Examples include the pathology of drug abuse, wound age determination, adverse drug reactions, histopathology of the sudden infant death syndrome, and age determination of myocardial infarction. Both typical and unusual findings are demonstrated with the aid of numerous high-quality color illustrations, and other key literature in forensic histology and immunohistochemistry is highlighted for each topic.
Dettmeyer: Forensic Pathology
By Reinhard B. Dettmeyer, Marcel A. Verhoff and Harald F. Schutz
2014 (1st ed), 600 pages, $239 list
This book presents the latest developments in the field of forensic pathology/forensic medicine, including important advances in forensic histopathology, forensic radiology, medical malpractice, understanding of child abuse, and forensic toxicology. Various forms of trauma are addressed in individual chapters, and among the other topics covered are traffic medicine, forensic alcohol toxicology, forensic DNA analysis, forensic osteology, and international regulations. The book includes a wealth of color illustrations and numerous tables presenting key facts. The authors are leading experts in general pathology, forensic radiology, and forensic toxicology. Forensic Pathology/Forensic Medicine: Fundamentals and Perspectives will be of interest not only to specialist pathologists and those working in forensic medicine, but also to coroners, forensic physicians, students, lawyers, attorneys, and policemen.
Froede: Handbook of Forensic Pathology
By Richard Froede
2003 (2nd ed), 589 pages, 100 figures, $95 list
Covering a broad range of topics, the text emphasizes forensic investigation and autopsy procedures, chain of custody, determination of time and manner of death, special procedures for examining and identifying the body, and specific circumstances surrounding natural and unnatural deaths. Also included are examples of standard forms and body diagrams.
Gall: Current Practice in Forensic Medicine
By John Gall
2011 (1st ed), 348 pages, $100 list
This volume is designed to cover the wider aspects of forensic medicine, including the law, science, medicine (forensic pathology, clinical forensic medicine and forensic psychiatry) and dentistry. Topics covered include subjects of debate and/or uncertainty in areas where significant advances have been made and in those of current relevance to the forensic profession, Chapters provide a variety of approaches to the areas under discussion with reviews of current knowledge, information on significant changes and pointers to the future that the reader should be aware of.
Gardner: Practical Crime Scene Processing and Investigation
By Ross Gardner
2011 (2nd ed), 498 pages, $81 list
All too often, the weakest link in the chain of criminal justice is the crime scene investigation. Improper collection of evidence blocks the finding of truth. Now in its second edition, Practical Crime Scene Processing and Investigation presents practical, proven methods to be used at any crime scene to ensure that evidence is admissible and persuasive.
Hanzlick: Cause of Death and the Death Certificate
By Randy Hanzlick
2006 (1st ed), 244 pages, $40 list
Cause of Death and the Death Certificate is intended for any person who must prepare, review, or interpret cause-of-death statements appearing on death certificates or other medical documents, such as autopsy reports. It is a comprehensive manual derived mainly from previous publications from the College of American Pathologists, including The Medical Cause of Death Manual (1994) and Cause of Death Statements and Certification of Natural and Unnatural Deaths: Protocol and Options (1997). This book contains updated information and has been broadened in content to provide information not only useful to physicians, medical examiners, and coroners, but to the public as well.
Haschek: Fundamentals of Toxicologic Pathology
By Wanda Hascheck
2009 (2nd ed), 700 pages, $225 list
Toxicologic pathology integrates toxicology and the disciplines within it (such as biochemistry, pharmacodynamics and risk assessment) to pathology and its related disciplines (such as physiology, microbiology, immunology, and molecular biology). Fundamentals of Toxicologic Pathology 2e updates the information presented in the first edition, including five entirely new chapters addressing basic concepts in toxicologic pathology, along with color photomicrographs that show examples of specific toxicant-induced diseases in animals. The current edition also includes comparative information that will prove a valuable resource to practicioners, including diagnostic pathologistis and toxicologists.
Ho: Atlas of Conducted Electrical Weapon Wounds and Forensic Analysis
By Jeffrey D. Ho, Donald M. Dawes, Mark Kroll
2012 (1st ed), 220 pages, 234 illus, $139 list
Atlas of Conducted Electrical Weapon Wounds and Forensic Analysis provides a comprehensive publication on the subject of Conducted Electrical Weapon (CEW) wounds and signature markings created by this class of weapon. This volume will serve as a very useful resource for all professions tasked with assisting persons that have allegedly been subjected to a CEW exposure. The volume provides an introduction to basic CEW technology and the types of CEWs currently available. It also serves as a comprehensive pictorial atlas of signature markings that CEW exposures make in the immediate and more remote post-exposure periods. Also, it discusses the ability of forensic specialty examinations of the CEW itself to aid in the determination of whether the alleged CEW exposure is consistent with the objective evidence and the subjective statements. Finally, this text addresses the important and growing area of factitious CEW markings that will be useful for consideration by investigators and litigators. Atlas of Conducted Electrical Weapon Wounds and Forensic Analysis provides an objective atlas of evidence for reference that will benefit those professionals who often must make diagnostic, treatment or legal judgments on these cases including Emergency and Primary-Care Physicians, Medical Examiners, Forensic Pathologists, Coroners, Law Enforcement Investigators, and Attorneys.
Houser: The Operated Heart at Autopsy
By Stuart Houser
2009 (1st ed), 238 pages, 91 illus, $159 list
The Operated Heart at Autopsy addresses the need of pathologists in practice and, especially, in training to achieve a new level of competence in dealing, at the time of autopsy, with the anatomic complexity of a heart that has undergone previous surgical treatment, whether that treatment occurred in the recent or remote past.
Jamieson: Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science
By Allan Jamieson
2009 (1st ed), 3104 pages, $1770 list
This A-Z encyclopedia provides a definitive and comprehensive reference on the main areas of specialist and expert knowledge and skills used by those involved in all aspects of the forensic process. It covers all topics which, either as part of an established forensic discipline or as a potentially useful emerging discipline, are of interest to those involved in the forensic process.
Klaassen: Casarett & Doull's Essentials of Toxicology
By Curtis Klaassen
2010 (2nd ed), 472 pages, 200 illus, $55 list
Casarett & Doull’s Essentials of Toxicology is an easy-to-absorb distillation of the field’s gold-standard text Casarett & Doull’s Toxicology: The Basic Science of Poisons. Presented in full color for the first time, the book combines an accessible and engaging approach with coverage of essential introductory concepts to provide you with a solid grounding in basic and medical toxicology. Succinct, yet comprehensive, the text covers essential principles, toxicokinetics, how toxic effects are passed on to succeeding generations, how each body system responds to poisons, and the specific effects of a wide range of toxic agents – from pesticides to radiation.
Leestma: Forensic Neuropathology
By Jan Leestma
2014 (3rd edition), 811 pages, 325+illus, $152 list
Reflecting the latest research, this edition includes expanded sections on multiple trauma, one punch/one hit arterial injuries, and the physiology of respiratory control. It presents new perspectives and rules regarding expert testimony and evidence admissibility occasioned by Daubert and related Supreme Court cases. The book explores how these rulings affect forensic pathologists, neuropathologists, and other potential experts as well as how they interact with the legal system.
Levine: Principles of Forensic Toxicology
By Barry Levine
2010 (3rd ed), 471 pages, $92 list
This third edition of the classic, best-selling textbook -- ideal for the classroom and the reference shelf -- includes new chapters on non-narcotic analgesics and antihistamines, as well as a number of updated chapters, including mass spectrometry, cannabis, and opioids. Since the publication of the first edition in 1999, Principles of Forensic Toxicology has been used extensively for teaching students taking a one-semester course in forensic toxicology. It has also proven to be an invaluable reference for laboratorians.
Madea: Handbook of Forensic Medicine
By Burkhard Madea
2014 (1st ed), 1312 pages, $380 list
Forensic Medicine encompasses all areas in which medicine and law interact. This book covers diverse aspects of forensic medicine including forensic pathology, traumatology and violent death, sudden and unexpected death, clinical forensic medicine, toxicology, traffic medicine, identification, haemogenetics and medical law. A knowledge of all these subdisciplines is necessary in order to solve routine as well as more unusual cases.
Pomara: Forensic Autopsy: A Handbook and Atlas
By Cristoforo Pomara
2010 (1st ed), 161 pages, $210 list
All too often, forensic pathologists perform autopsies that are limited only to the body parts that are suspect, leading to biased and inaccurate results. A correct diagnosis for cause of death can only be reached by a strict and systematic examination of the whole body. Providing a step-by-step, photo-assisted guide to complete autopsy procedures, Forensic Autopsy: A Handbook and Atlas commands the field in offering the most advanced and complete resource of its kind.
Prahlow: Atlas of Forensic Pathology: For Police, Forensic Scientists, Attorneys and Death Investigators
By Joseph Prahlow and Roger Byard
2011, 900 pages, 1500 illus $643 list
The Atlas of Forensic Pathology, For Police, Forensic Scientists, Attorneys and Death Investigators is a Major Reference Work that is specifically is designed for non-pathologists who normally interact with forensic pathologists. This atlas differs from competition in that no atlas currently exists that address material for non-pathologists (detectives, forensic entomologists and pathologists), who normally interact with forensic pathologists. The book will present such images that are or interest to not only forensic pathologists but also of interest to odontology, anthropology, crime scene investigators, fingerprints specialists, DNA specialists and entomologists, etc.
Rich: Forensic Medicine of the Lower Extremity
By Jeremy Rich, Dorothy E Dean and Robert H Powers
2005 (1st ed), 421 pages, $145 list
This book covers human identification, trauma analysis, and forensic biomechanics of the foot, ankle, tibia, and femur as frequently encountered in mass casualty incidents, human decomposition, and human rights abuse investigations.
Rutty: Essentials of Autopsy Practice
By Guy Rutty
2014 (1st ed), 150 pages, 52 illus, $139 list
This book covers new and exciting topics which have emerged in the area of autopsy recently, including the three different post-mortem CT-angiography systems currently available to practitioners in this field; a highly topical chapter on the role of genetic abnormalities in the handling of drugs within the body and how this can affect the interpretation of toxicological results in relation to how the drug may have caused or contributed to death; an update on the current classification and considerations related to deaths due to hanging; a review of injuries and fatalities caused by animals including post-mortem scavenging; an authoritative review of poisons and toxins from water and the life that inhabits it; and recent advances in knowledge in the use of entomology as an investigative tool as well as knowledge related to colonisation of cadavers by insects, animals and birds.
Shetty: Atlas of Forensic Pathology
By B Suresh Kumar Shetty, Prateek Rastogi, Tanuj Kanchan, Jagadish Rao Padubidri, YP Raghavendra Babu
2014 (2nd ed), 208 pages, $107 list
This book is a concise guide to forensic pathology for undergraduate students. Beginning with an introduction to Thanatology (the description or study of the phenomena of death and of psychological mechanisms for coping with them - Merriam Webster Medical Dictionary), the following sections describe pathological findings for different causes of death including mechanical injuries, thermal and electrical injuries, firearm injuries and transportation injuries. Regional injuries and mechanical asphyxia are also covered. Each case is illustrated with numerous clinical photographs and detailed descriptions. Key points * Concise guide to forensic pathology for undergraduates * Covers numerous causes of death - firearms, thermal, electrical * Includes both common and less common conditions * Each case highly illustrated with clinical photographs and descriptions
Stark: Clinical Forensic Medicine
By Margaret Stark
2011 (3rd ed), 491 pages, 36 illus, $209 list
All the chapters in this new edition have been fully updated, with some undergoing extensive revision. Recent developments in child protection protocols have prompted a major rewrite of the chapter on non-accidental injury, and the text now includes a specific chapter on the use of the TASER. Other aspects of restraint are now dealt with separately. The material on care of detainees and fitness for interview has been split into individual chapters to allow a more comprehensive discussion of the issues. In addition, new authors have joined the team of contributors, facilitating a wider range of international perspectives. From its chapters on the history and core principles of clinical forensic medicine, right up to the text's discussion of substance misuse and deaths in custody, this volume remains the gold standard source for health professionals whose working lives bring them into contact with those in the law enforcement arena.
Telepchak: Forensic and Clinical Applications of Solid Phase Extraction
By Michael Telepchak
2010 (1st ed), 384 pages, $149 list
This complete laboratory reference manual explains the principles behind solid phase extraction (SPE) and provides readily reproducible protocols for solving extraction problems in forensic and clinical chemistry. Numerous actual chromatograms, based on original research and diverse applications, demonstrate the technique and the results that can be achieved. Extensive appendices allow fast access to frequently needed information on reagents, the preparation of solutions and buffers, milliequivalent and millimode calculations, buffers and pKa for SPE, and a complete RapidTrace® technical manual. Each proven protocol is described in step-by-step detail and contains an introduction outlining the principle behind the technique, lists of equipment and reagents, and tips on troubleshooting and on avoiding known pitfalls.
Trelka: Atlas of Forensic Histopathology
By Darin Trelka and Peter Cummings
2011 (1st ed), 200 pages, $125 list
This atlas describes the histologic changes relevant to the modern practice of forensic pathology. It guides the reader through the common questions that the forensic pathologist will need to answer in relation to the cause of death, such as: is this feature artifact or is this real? What does this signify? How old is this injury? The book focuses on key issues of forensic importance - e.g. sudden death, environmental deaths, injury timing, suspected child abuse and bioterrorism. The book is highly illustrated with color photographs to increase the understanding of changes related to disease, decomposition and artifact. All illustrations are also available on a CD-ROM packaged with the book. Ideal as a source of quick reference next to the microscope, this is essential reading for forensic pathologists, forensic pathology fellows, pathologists who consult in forensic cases, pathology residents, autopsy pathologists, coroners and forensic investigators.
Wong: Drugs of Abuse: Body Fluid Testing
By Raphael Wong
2010 (1st ed), 316 pages, $209 list
A comprehensive review of the science of drug testing in all its aspects, placing emphasis on technologies that use body fluids other than urine for determining the presence of drugs of abuse. The authors discuss the various body fluid specimens suitable for testing for illicit drugs-particularly saliva, sweat, and hair-describe the structural and manufacturing aspects of on-site testing devices based on lateral flow immunoassay, and detail the pitfalls of using these specimens. They also discuss in detail the problem of sample adulteration and its detection. Since oral fluid has the best potential of succeeding urine as the next matrix of choice for drug detection, four popular saliva testing devices are examined: Intercept®, the Drager Drug Test®, Oratect®, and Drugwipe. Political, social, and legal issues are also considered in articles on privacy, the use of drug testing in courts, and the problem of sample adulteration.