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what is forensic pathology ?

Forensic pathology is a sub-specialty of histopathology, and is concerned with the application of pathological principles to the investigation of the medico-legal aspects of death.

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Forensic pathologists are medically qualified doctors who perform autopsies (postmortem examinations) on those who have died suddenly, unexpectedly, or as a result of trauma or poisoning.

 

resources

 

forensic medicine for medical students (www.forensicmed.co.uk)

 

eforensicmed (http://eforensicmed.googlepages.com/)

 

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forensic medicine blog (http://eforensicmed.blogspot.com)

 

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forensic pathology video resource (http://forensicmed.vodpod.com)

 

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forensic medicine links (http://del.icio.us/rmjones)

 

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online forensic medicine references (www.connotea.org/user/jonesr)

 

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autopsies

Autopsy findings are combined with the results of other investigations, including the microscopic examination of organs and tissues removed at autopsy, toxicological analyses (of blood and urine, for example), and correlated with the available clinical or medical history of the deceased, as well as the circumstances of their death, in order to answer questions relating to their death.

The issues raised by a death may include:

  • identification of the deceased,
  • the medical cause of death,
  • the interpretation of injuries, and
  • the manner of death (in some jurisdictions), i.e. accident, suicide or homicide

This website provides information on how to become a forensic pathologist, in the UK and the USA.

 

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books

Follow this link to buy forensic medicine, pathology and science books ...

 

knight's

Knight's Forensic Pathology, Arnold Publishing

 

forensic book reviews

Follow this link to read reviews of major forensic medicine, pathology and science texts

 

 

 

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