Best Forensic Medicine Books

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1. American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Author: by Andrew Cuomo
Published at: Crown; Illustrated edition (October 13, 2020)
ISBN: 978-0593239261

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Governor Andrew Cuomo tells the riveting story of how he took charge in the fight against COVID-19 as New York became the epicenter of the pandemic, offering hard-won lessons in leadership and his vision for the path forward.

An impressive road map to dealing with a crisis as serious as any we have faced. The Washington Post When COVID-19 besieged the United States, New York State emerged as the global ground zero for a deadly contagion that threatened the lives and livelihoods of millions.

Quickly, Governor Andrew Cuomo provided the leadership to address the threat, becoming the standard-bearer of the organized response the country desperately needed. With infection rates spiking and more people dying every day, the systems and functions necessary to combat the pandemic in New Yorkand Americadid not exist.

So Cuomo undertook the impossible. He unified people to rise to the challenge and was relentless in his pursuit of scientific facts and data. He quelled fear while implementing an extraordinary plan for flattening the curve of infection. He and his team worked day and night to protect the people of New York, despite roadblocks presented by a president incapable of leadership and addicted to transactional politics.


2. Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Author: by Mary Roach
Published at: W. W. Norton & Company; 1st edition (May 17, 2004)
ISBN: 978-0393324822

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“One of the funniest and most unusual books of the year…. Gross, educational, and unexpectedly sidesplitting.”Entertainment WeeklyStiff is an oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem. For two thousand years, cadaverssome willingly, some unwittinglyhave been involved in science’s boldest strides and weirdest undertakings.

In this fascinating account, Mary Roach visits the good deeds of cadavers over the centuries and tells the engrossing story of our bodies when we are no longer with them.


3. The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York

Author: by Deborah Blum
Published at:
Penguin Books; Reprint edition (January 25, 2011)
ISBN: 978-0143118824

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Equal parts true crime, twentieth-century history, and science thriller, The Poisoner’s Handbook is “a vicious, page-turning story that reads more like Raymond Chandler than Madame Curie”The New York Observer A fascinating Jazz Age tale of chemistry and detection, poison and murder, The Poisoner’s Handbook is a page-turning account of a forgotten era.

In early twentieth-century New York, poisons offered an easy path to the perfect crime. Science had no place in the Tammany Hall-controlled coroner’s office, and corruption ran rampant. However, with the appointment of chief medical examiner Charles Norris in 1918, the poison game changed forever.

Together with toxicologist Alexander Gettler, the duo set the justice system on fire with their trailblazing scientific detective work, triumphing over seemingly unbeatable odds to become the pioneers of forensic chemistry and the gatekeepers of justice. In 2014, PBS’s AMERICAN EXPERIENCE released a film based on The Poisoner’s Handbook.


4. Plague: One Scientist's Intrepid Search for the Truth about Human Retroviruses and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), Autism, and Other Diseases

Author: by Kent Heckenlively
Published at: Skyhorse; Reprint edition (February 21, 2017)
ISBN: 978-1510713949

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#10 on Amazon Charts, USA Today Bestseller This book is my best attempt to tell the truth about my research, the culture in science today which is hostile to new ideas, and what science can really do if allowed to pursue promising areas of inquiries.

Dr. Judy Mikovits, PhDThis is a story for anybody interested in the peril and promise of science at the very highest levels in our country. On July 22, 2009, a special meeting was held with twenty-four leading scientists at the National Institutes of Health to discuss early findings that a newly discovered retrovirus was linked to chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), prostate cancer, lymphoma, and eventually neurodevelopmental disorders in children.

When Dr. Judy Mikovits finished her presentation, the room was silent for a moment, then one of the scientists said, Oh my God! The resulting investigation would be like no other in science. For Dr. Mikovits, a twenty-year veteran of the National Cancer Institute, this was the midpoint of a five-year journey that would start with the founding of the Whittemore-Peterson Institute for Neuro-Immune Disease at the University of Nevada, Reno, and end with her as a witness for the federal government against her former employer, Harvey Whittemore, for illegal campaign contributions to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.


5. Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Fifth Edition

Author: by Gunnar B. J. Andersson
Published at: American Medical Association; 5th edition (December 15, 2000)
ISBN: 978-1579470852

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The Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment has been the disability professional’s reference of choice for more than three decades. The new Guides Fifth Edition delivers state-of-the-discipline information you can put to practical use in your day-to-day applications immediately.

Get the most current, consensus-based, scientific and clinical information from every relevant medical specialty. It features: -Enhanced coverage of chronic pain assessment -New conditions, such as HIV and latex allergy -Major enhancements to cardiology, skin, visual, respiratory and musculoskeletal systems -Standardized formatting across topics makes it the most accessible Guides ever


6. Spitz and Fisher's Medicolegal Investigation of Death

Author: by Werner U. Spitz
Published at: Charles C. Thomas Publisher; 5th edition (July 23, 2020)
ISBN: 978-0398093129

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This is not just a new edition but a different book, emphasizing trauma and wound analysis. The addition of a new co-editor, Dr. Francisco J. Diaz, has brought new ideas to this fifth edition. A chapter by Doctor Jan Leetsma, world-renowned neuropathologist, has also been included.

Doctor Leetsmas vast experience in forensic neuropathology will certainly enhance this book. Several chapters have been eliminated that are no longer applicable or which are adequately covered in other publications. Over time, in the past 48 years, since this book was first published, Medicolegal Investigation of Death has been dubbed the Bible of Forensic Pathology.

The fifth edition includes over 600 case reports and hundreds of color photographs. The cases are from files the authors have personally handled. According to author Spitz, We have found many times analysis of small wounds will lead to understanding of a giant caselike the case in Hawaii, where a body was found under a full-size van, with a thread mark on the cheek consistent with having been hit with a black pipe used for gas lines that were found in a bucket in the rear of the van.


7. Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Sixth Edition

Author: by American Medical Association
Published at: American Medical Association; 6th edition (December 15, 2007)
ISBN: 978-1579478889

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Updated and Enhanced: AMA Guides Sixth offers the most current guidelines for correct impairment evaluation. Please note: This pubilcation was reprinted in July 2009 to incorporate the Clarifications and Corrections document in its entirety. All purchases made after July 2009 will be the latest Guides Sixth ediiton available.Not sure?

The word Reprint is on the outside , back cover of all reprinted copies. The Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Sixth Edition, (Guides Sixth) from the American Medical Association, emphasizes the fundamental skills physicians need to evaluate and communicate patient impairments.

Standardized methodology is applied to each chapter to enhance the relevancy of impairment ratings, improve internal consistency and promote ease of application to the rating process. This ordered method enables busy physicians to become proficient with the ratings for multiple organ systems and anticipate how each chapter is organized and assimilates information.


8. Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner

Author: by Judy Melinek MD

Published at: Scribner; Reprint edition (June 16, 2015)
ISBN: 978-1476727264

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“A stirring tale of survival, thanks to man’s best friend.” Seattle TimesWhen a deadly diphtheria epidemic swept through Nome, Alaska, in 1925, the local doctor knew that without a fresh batch of antitoxin, his patients would die. The lifesaving serum was a thousand miles away, the port was icebound, and planes couldn’t fly in blizzard conditionsonly the dogs could make it.

The heroic dash of dog teams across the Alaskan wilderness to Nome inspired the annual Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and immortalized Balto, the lead dog of the last team whose bronze statue still stands in New York City’s Central Park.

This is the greatest dog story, never fully told until now. 2 maps; 48 illustrations

10. The Moth in the Iron Lung: A Biography of Polio

Author: by Forrest Maready
Published at: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1st edition (June 5, 2018)
ISBN: 978-1717583673

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A fascinating account of the world’s most famous diseasepolio told as you have never heard it before. Epidemics of paralysis began to rage in the early 1900s, seemingly out of nowhere. Doctors, parents, and health officials were at a loss to explain why this formerly unheard of disease began paralyzing so many childrenusually starting in their legs, sometimes moving up through their abdomen and arms.

For an unfortunate few, it could paralyze the muscles that allowed them to breathe. Why did this disease start to become such a horrible problem during the late 1800s? Why did it affect children more often than adults? Why was it originally called teething paralysis by mothers and their doctors?

Why were animals so often paralyzed during the early epidemics when it was later discovered most animals could not become infected? The Moth in the Iron Lung is a fascinating biography of this horrible paralytic disease, where it came from, and why it disappeared in the 1950s.

If you’ve never explored the polio story beyond the tales of crippled children and iron lungs, this book will be sure to surprise.

11. All that Remains: A Renowned Forensic Scientist on Death, Mortality, and Solving Crimes

Author: by Sue Black DBE FRSE
Published at: Arcade (November 3, 2020)
ISBN: 978-1950691913

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Book of the Year, Saltire Literary Awards A CrimeReads Best True Crime Book of the MonthFor fans of Caitlin Doughty, Mary Roach, Kathy Reichs, and CSI shows, a renowned forensic scientist on death and mortality. Dame Sue Black is an internationally renowned forensic anthropologist and human anatomist.

She has lived her life eye to eye with the Grim Reaper, and she writes vividly about it in this book, which is part primer on the basics of identifying human remains, part frank memoir of a woman whose first paying job as a schoolgirl was to apprentice in a butcher shop, and part no-nonsense but deeply humane introduction to the reality of death in our lives.

It is a treat for CSI junkies, murder mystery and thriller readers, and anyone seeking a clear-eyed guide to a subject that touches us all. Cutting through hype, romanticism, and clich, she recounts her first dissection; her own first acquaintance with a loved one’s death; the mortal remains in her lab and at burial sites as well as scenes of violence, murder, and criminal dismemberment; and about investigating mass fatalities due to war, accident, or natural disaster, such as the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

12. Forensic Psychology For Dummies

Author: by David V. Canter
Published at: For Dummies; 1st edition (May 14, 2012)
ISBN: 978-1119976240

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A fascinating guide on the psychology of crime Thinking of a career that indulges your CSI fantasies? Want to understand the psychology of crime? Whether studying it for the first time or an interested spectator, Forensic Psychology For Dummies gives you all the essentials for understanding this exciting field, complemented with fascinating case examples from around the world.

Inside you’ll find out why people commit crime, how psychology helps in the investigative process, the ways psychologists work with criminals behind bars – and how you too can become a forensic psychologist. You’ll discover what a typical day is like for a forensic psychologist, how they work with the police to build offender profiles, interview suspects or witnesses, and detect lies!

Covers the important role psychology plays in assessing offenders Explains how psychology is applied in the courtroom Explains complicated psychology concepts in easy-to-understand terms If you’re a student considering taking forensic psychology or just love to learn about the science behind crime, Forensic Psychology For Dummies is everything you need to get up-to-speed on this fascinating subject.

13. Death's Acre: Inside the Legendary Forensic Lab the Body Farm Where the Dead Do Tell Tales

Author: by William Bass
Published at: Berkley; Reprint edition (October 5, 2004)
ISBN: 978-0425198322

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Dr. Bill Bass, one of the world’s leading forensic anthropologists, gained international attention when he built a forensic lab like no other: The Body Farm. Now, this master scientist unlocks the gates of his lab to reveal his most intriguing cases-and to revisit the Lindbergh kidnapping and murder, fifty years after the fact.

14. The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague of All Time

Author: by John Kelly
Published at: Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (January 31, 2006)
ISBN: 978-0060006938

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How viruses emerge to cause pandemics, how our immune system combats them, and how diagnostic tests, vaccines, and antiviral therapies work. Throughout history, humans have contended with pandemics. History is replete with references to plagues, pestilence, and contagion, but the devastation wrought by pandemics had been largely forgotten by the twenty-first century.

Now, the enormous human and economic toll of the rapidly spreading COVID-19 disease offers a vivid reminder that infectious disease pandemics are one of the greatest existential threats to humanity. This book provides an accessible explanation of how viruses emerge to cause pandemics, how our immune system combats them, and how diagnostic tests, vaccines, and antiviral therapies work- concepts that are a foundation for our public health policies.

16. Embalming: History, Theory, and Practice, Fifth Edition

Author: by Robert Mayer
Published at: McGraw-Hill Education / Medical; 5th edition (December 22, 2011)
ISBN: 978-0071741392

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Publisher’s Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. The most complete and up-to-date text on the art and science of embalmingSponsored by the American Board of Funeral Service Education Comprehensive and thoroughly updated in this fifth edition, Embalming: History, Theory, and Practice is the leading text in the field.

The trusted classic covers the long history of embalming, explains embalming theory, and describes present practice, including the latest trends. Special attention has been given to the creation of a safe working environment from the standpoint of ergonomics, personal hygiene, and the use of embalming chemicals.

Expanded technical areas of the book will assist you in the preparation of the body for viewing without using standard embalming chemicals. The fifth edition is also enhanced by a full-color 12-page insert demonstrating restorative arts and mortuary cosmetology. Turn to the field’s leading text for unmatched coverage of: Legal, social, and technical considerations of embalming Health and regulatory standards Chemicals and methods Specific conditions and causes of death that influence the type of embalming Special cosmetic applications and restorative procedures Preparation of organ and tissue donors Embalming for shipping