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This "Big Atlas of Forensic Medicine" is one of the most comprehensive of its kind and one of the first to appear online. With currently more than 4,000 pictorial illustrations, it has no peer. A glossary linked to the Atlas explains much more than just ... .technical terms.
The forensic expertise is represented in a condensed form, so that the subjects are suitable for quick reference as well as for basic studies. With its present more than 120 interesting and informative case studies which supplement the individual chapters relating to practice, the Atlas is also a continually changing fund of information pool for interested physicians, police officers and lawyers.
Outdated knowledge will be subject to regular updates.
The Atlas will be never completed. We will constantly strive to expand it with new chapters and meaningful case studies. We are interactive and you are invited to participate.
 

Changes in corpses

  • Early changes in corpses
    • General information, terminology
      • Desiccation, cooling
    • Definitive indications of death
      • Lividity (Livores)
      • Rigor mortis
      • Fatal injury
    • Determination of time of death
  • Later changes in corpses
    • Changes in corpses due to decomposition
      • General findings
      • Autolysis
      • Decay
      • Decomposition
      • Case Examples
    • Preservative changes in corpses
      • Mummification
      • Adipocere
      • Other forms of preservation
      • Case Examples
  • Damage by fauna
    • Case examples
  • Invertebrates on corpses
    • Insects
      • Introduction
      • Collection and custody methods
        • General
        • Hints on collection
        • Breeding
        • Identification of species
        • Reenactment at discovery scenes
        • Golden rules for collection
      • Cases
    • Other invertebrates

Suffocation

Sharp force

  • General
    • Character of wounds
    • Implements
    • Cause of death
  • Knife wounds
  • Stab wounds
  • Wounds from broken glass
  • Dismemberment of a corpse
  • Case examples

Partial sharp force

  • General
  • Lethal stroke injuries
  • Impalement injuries
  • Bite injuries
  • Case examples

Blunt force

  • General
  • Reactions
    • Skin reddening
    • Bruising
    • Excoriation
    • Lacerations
    • Crushing lacerations
    • Desiccation
  • Bone damage
    • Long bones
    • Skull
    • Spinal column
    • Thorax
  • Internal injuries
    • Vessels
    • Organs
    • TBI
  • Case studies

Accidents

  • General
  • Traffic accidents
  • Rail accidents
  • Domestic accidents
  • Workplace accidents

Falls

  • General
  • Falls on flat ground
  • Falls down steps
  • Falls from a greater height
  • Blow – counter blow
  • Case examples

Thermic effects

  • High temperatures
    • Burns
    • Scalding
    • Hyperthermia
    • Case examples
  • Low temperatures
    • Hypothermia
    • Freezing
    • Case examples

Electricity

  • Reference technical-physical units
  • Safety low voltage
    • General
    • Findings
      • Findings: Electrical burn marks
      • Organs
    • Death from electrocution
    • Electricity in the bath
  • High tension
  • Lightning
    • General
    • Accident variants
    • Results of lightning strikes
  • Electrical Impulse weapons (tasers)
    • General
    • Effects
    • Findings
    • Death cases
  • Case examples

Gunshot wounds

  • General
  • Firearms science
  • Ballistic science
  • Wound ballistics
  • Entry wounds
  • Shooting distance
  • Wound canal
  • Exit wounds
  • Ability to act
  • Case examples
  • Scene of crime procedures

The special case, the interesting set of problems

  • The special case
  • The interesting set of problems