More Details about Smart Study Series: Forensic Medicine & Toxicology

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PublisherElsevier Science
Publish YearJanuary 2009


Forensic Medicine is the branch of medical science which answers legal questions, the branch of medicine which collects and presents evidence in cases like death, rape, and all medico-legal cases. For instance, the most known use of forensic medicine is to determine the cause of death by performing an autopsy. Toxicology assesses and treats cases of poisoning, venomous poisoning, drug reactions, and overdoses. Management and prevention of poisoning and ill-effects of medications, and different types of toxins is the focus of toxicologists. In Forensic Medicine And Toxicology, Dr Aggarwal gives a complete study of all the topics covered under Forensic Medicine and Toxicology. The chapters covered in the book are Legal Procedures and Medical Ethics, Identification, Death and Postmortem changes, Injuries, Asphyxia, Virginity, Pregnancy, Delivery, Infanticide and Sexual Offences, Forensic Psychiatry and Starvation; and Toxicology. The author has used information from various leading textbooks, and put it all together in a lucid and concise manner.