Textbook of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology: Principles and Practice, 6/e

Author: Vij
Edition: 6th
ISBN: 9788131237854
Language: English
Published: 2014
Publisher: Elsevier, India

Keeping the academically strong content and much appreciated way of imparting information intact, this edition has been revamped and revised to update the topics and information.

Textbook of Forensic Medicine and Toxicilogy:

 Principles and Practice, 6/e


Keeping the academically strong content and much appreciated way of imparting information intact, this edition has been revamped and revised to update the topics and information.

Key Features

Revamped and revised edition carrying the latest information. • Radical changes have been made in the chapters carrying extreme medicolegal significance in the prevailing scenario, namely—Asphyxial Deaths (especially the herculean issue of hanging vs. strangulation); Medicolegal Examination of the Living (with eloquent analysis of the latest anti-rape law); Medicolegal Implications of Injuries (especially clarifying the concept of endangering life/dangerous to life); Firearm Injures; Medical Negligence through latest case-law, etc. • Relevant cases have been instilled to illustrate medicolegal principles encountered during day-to-day problems. • Highly illustrated text with new photographs, line drawings, flowcharts, and tables for easy understanding and presentation. • Reflects author’s experience of more than three decades and the knowledge gathered from extensive reading, interactions, deliberations, etc. • Online access to MCQs with this editiion.

Table of Contents

Section 1 Forensic Medicine PART I Of the Basics

1 Introduction to Forensic Medicine and Indian Legal System

2 Medicolegal Autopsy, Exhumation, Obscure Autopsy, Anaphylactic Deaths and Artefacts

3 Identification

 PART II Of the Dying and the Death

4 Death and Its Medicolegal Aspects (Forensic Thanatology)

5 Sudden and Unexpected Death

6 Asphyxial Deaths

7 Infanticide and Foeticide

8 Thermal Deaths

9 Starvation and Neglect

10 Death by Electrocution

11 Deaths Associated with Surgery, Anaesthesia and Blood Transfusion

12 Custody Related Torture and/or Death

Part III Of the Injured and the Injuries

13 Injuries: Medicolegal Considerations and Types

14 Injuries by Blunt Force

15 Injuries by Sharp Force

16 Injuries by Firearms

17 Injuries by Explosives

18 Regional Injuries

19 Transportation Injuries

Part IV Clinical Forensic Medicine

20 Medicolegal Examination of the Living

21 Complications of Trauma: Was Wounding Responsible for Death? Part V Legal and Ethical Aspects of Medical Practice

22 Medical Education vis-à-vis Medical Practice

23 Medical Negligence

4 Consent to and Refusal of Treatment

25 Abortion and Delivery

26 Impotence, Sterility, Sterilisation and Artificial Insemination

 27 Nullity of Marriage, Divorce and Legitimacy

28 Forensic Psychiatry Section 2 Forensic Toxicology

29 Intricacies of Forensic Toxicology

30 Duties of a Doctor in Cases of Suspected Poisoning

31 Corrosive Poisons

32 Nonmetallic and Metallic Irritants

33 Irritants of Plant Origin

34 Irritants of Animal Origin

35 Somniferous Group

36 Alcohol and Alcoholism

37 Non-narcotic Drug Abuse

38 Deliriant Poisons

39 Spinal Poisons

40 Cardiac Poisons

41 Agro-Chemical Poisoning

42 Fumigants

43 Asphyxiants

44 Hydrocarbons—Petroleum Distillates

45 Food Poisoning

Annexures 1 Proforma for Age Certification 2 Proforma for Medicolegal Examination of Injuries 3a Penal Provisions Applicable to Medical Persons 3b Penal Provisions Affording Protection to Medical Persons 4 Standard Weights/Measures/Dimensions of Organs/Tissues