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Forensic Histopathology

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A. Introduction.- I. Subject-matter and Functions of Forensic Histology.- II. Histological Investigatory Findings as Forensic Evidence.- III. Collection of Data and Examination Technique.- B. General Section.- I. Postmortem Changes (Histothanatology).- 1. Autolysis and Putrefaction.- General.- Specific Cell and Organ Findings.- 2. Histological Determination of the Time of Death.- 3. Histological Examination of Exhumed Corpses.- II. Vital Reactions.- 1. Hemorrhages.- Origin, Histomorphology, and Degradation.- Postmortem Changes.- 2. Mechanically Caused Tissue Damage.- Mode of Origin and Histomorphology.- Wound Healing.- Age Determination of Lesions and Hemorrhages.- 3. Thromboses and Embolisms.- Stratified and Agglutinative Thromboses - Thromboembolism.- Fat Embolisms.- Air Embolisms.- Amniotic Embolisms.- Tissue and Foreign-Body Embolisms.- 4. Aspirations.- III. Oxygen Deficiency.- 1. General, Localized Oxygen Deficiency.- 2. Specific Cell and Organ Findings.- IV. Shock.- 1. Fundamentals and General Histomorphology.- 2. Specific Organ Findings in Shock.- 3. Allergies.- V. Histological Contribution Toward Identification.- 1. Determination of Type and Organ.- 2. Individual Characteristics.- C. Special Section.- I. Sudden Death from Natural Causes.- 1. Preliminary Note.- 2. Diagnostic Problems.- II. Pregnancy - Abortion - Aborticide (Forensic Gynecology).- 1. Pregnancy - Death of the Mother.- 2. Miscarriage - Abortion.- 3. Aborticide and Perinatal Death.- The Problem of Live or Still Birth.- The Problem of the Cause of Death.- III. Injuries Caused by Atmospheric Effects.- IV. Strangulation: Hanging - Choking - Throttling.- 1. General.- 2. Findings in the Neck.- 3. Consequences to the Inner Organs.- V. Drowning - Changes to Corpses Found in Water.- 1. Changes in Water.- 2. Histological Contribution to the Diagnosis of Death by Drowning.- VI. Injuries Caused by Heat and Cold.- 1. Local and General Heat Injuries - Burned Corpses.- Cutaneous and Subcutaneous Lesions.- General Heat Injuries.- Burned Corpses.- 2. General Heat Damage - Heat Death.- 3. Death from Hypothermia.- VII. Injuries Caused by Electricity.- 1. General.- 2. Electric Lesions - Burns Caused by Heat.- 3. Inner Organs.- VIII. Injuries Caused by Radiation and Ultrasound.- 1. General.- 2. Early and Delayed Cell and Organ Damage.- 3. Injuries Caused by Ultrasound.- IX. Histological Findings in Starvation.- 1. General Remarks on Cause and Definition.- 2. Organ and Tissue Findings.- X. Histological Contribution to the Investigation of Gunshot Wounds.- XI. Histological Findings in Poisoning.- 1. Preliminary Note.- 2. Specific Histomorphology in Poisoning.- Inorganic Toxins.- Organic Toxins.- D. References.- E. Subject Index.

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