Essentials of Forensic Medicine By Narayan reddy pdf book download

In legal settings, forensic medicine is the application of medical knowledge to questions of law. In crime scene investigations, it is the application of medical knowledge to the understanding of how a crime was committed, and to the identification of the perpetrator. In legal proceedings, it is the application of medical knowledge to issues such as personal injury, wrongful death, and sexual assault.

About the Author

K. S Narayan reddy (author of essentials of forensic medicine and toxicology) has been a professor of forensic medicine since 1965. He was awarded the degree of doctor of philosophy in medicine, by the international university of contemporary studies, Washington d.c u.s.a. The aim is to provide reasonable coverage of the subject as a whole. The opinions expressed in the book are entirely mine. It is intended primarily to meet the needs of the undergraduate medical students, already overburdened with a heavy curriculum, to have a clear grasp of the subject and for examination purpose

Table of Contents

 i: forensic medicine

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Legal procedure
  • 3. Medical law and ethics
  • 4. Identification
  • 5. Medicolegal autopsy
  • 6. Death and its cause
  • 7. Postmortem changes
  • 8. Mechanical injuries
  • 9. Regional injuries
  • 10. Medicolegal aspects of wounds
  • 11. Thermal deaths
  • 12. Starvation
  • 13. Mechanical asphyxia
  • 14. Anaesthetic and operative deaths
  • 15. Impotence and sterility
  • 16. Virginity, pregnancy and delivery
  • 17. Abortion
  • 18. Sexual offences
  • 19. Infant deaths
  • 20. Blood stains
  • 21. Artefacts
  • 22. Forensic science laboratory
  • 23. Forensic psychiatry section

ii: toxicology

  • 24. General considerations
  • 25. Agricultural poisons
  • 26. Corrosive poisons
  • 27. Metallic poisons
  • 28. Inorganic irritant poisons
  • 29. Organic irritant poisons
  • 30. Cns depressants
  • 31. Psychotropic drugs
  • 32. Deliriant poisons
  • 33. Drug dependence and abuse
  • 34. Spinal poisons
  • 35. Cardiac poisons
  • 36. Asphyxiants
  • 37. Miscellaneous poisons
  • 38. Food poisoning appendices index

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