Lovers of CSI will find a treasure trove of fascinating information on suicide, paternity suits, rape, drugs, poison, sexual asphyxia, battered babies, strangulation, time of death, blood (serology), cafe coronaries, etc. Included in this unique book are hundreds of tidbits for the forensic pathology buff, plus several longer cases and how they were solved.
The last section includes interviews with medical detectives like Dr. Cyril Wecht discussing forensic "Mysteries of the JFK Assassination, " and Dr. John Edland discussing the Attica riots, and other famous forensic pathologists such as Dr. Milton Helpern, Dr. Michael Baden, Dr. Thomas Noguci, etc.
I enjoyed the book. This was written many yrs ago, and still we are killing ourselves new ways everyday.
I found the book interesting, in a lot of ways. I was shocked to read some of it, but found it interesting. Not long enough!
The Medical Detectives
Should be noted as historical, it may seem like it's a recent book but far from it. The methods and attitudes are "thankfully" long past.