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Forensic pathology of physical injury

Jonathan P. Wyatt, Tim Squires, Guy Norfolk and Jason Payne-James

in Oxford Handbook of Forensic Medicine

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199229949
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729812 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199229949.003.0005

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Forensic pathology of physical injury

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Injury classification - Terms used to describe injuries - Describing injuries - Body diagrams - Bruising - Progression of bruising with time - Lacerations, abrasions, and scratches - Incised wounds - Stab wounds - Slash wounds - Skin wound healing - Defence injuries - Intimate partner violence and abuse - Elder abuse and neglect - Torture - Scalp injury and skull fracture - Primary brain injury - Traumatic intracranial haemorrhage - Further complications of brain injury - Facial injuries - Spinal injury - Chest injury - Abdominal injury - Fractures of the pelvis and extremities - Burns - Explosive injuries - Investigations after an explosion - Firearms - Rifled gunshot injuries - Shotgun injuries

Chapter.  15396 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Forensic Medicine

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