Spitz and Fisher's Medicolegal Investigation of Death: Guidelines for the Application of Pathology to Crime Investigation
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Spitz and Fisher's Medicolegal Investigation of Death: Guidelines for the Application of Pathology to Crime Investigation

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Edited by professors of pathology at Wayne State U.'s School of Medicine, this is the new edition of a work first published in 1972 to give pathologists, pathology residents, coroners, guidance in the recognition and interpretation of wound patterns and mechanisms of injury in a legal context. The text aims to cover all major aspects of the subject and offers chapters on t...more
Hardcover, 1325 pages
Published December 21st 2005 by Charles C Thomas Pub Ltd
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Andrew
The foremost text in forensic pathology. Not for the weak of stomach or hearts, and requires an intimate knowledge of anatomy and medicine. Not recommended for those who haven't studied law or human biology.
Bert
Dr. Spitz is a truly fascinating man, a genius. He's the guy who essentially almost single-handedly invented the medical specialty of forensic pathology. He was hands-down the most interesting expert witness I ever have had occasion to hire (death penalty case). Moreover he steered me to another expert, a forensic dentist, who debunked the prosecution's theory that our client was some kind of a monster. This book is not for the squeamish, it contains graphic but necessary autopsy & crime sce...more
Mr. Roboto
Jul 31, 2007 Mr. Roboto rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone with a curiosity and strong stomach
What didn't I learn from this book? This is an excellent resource for any forensic scientist or law enforcement officer that deals with wrongful or unexpected death. If you're contemplating suicide, have mercy on your parents - this book will show you what they'll probably see when they identify you at the morgue. It might make you think twice about your method. Excellent photographs and illustrations, well-written captions and chapters.
Kevin Pearce
After being appointed, I needed a good reference to support the OCME internal policy documents. This volume is the premier and recommended by my colleagues. It is an invaluable (valued at $100) reference for the MDI or LE investigator.
Krotpong
Jan 27, 2008 Krotpong rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of death and mayhem.
Absolutely incredible. A brutal tour de force of man's inhumanity to man.
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