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Review of Textbook of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology by V. V. Pillay


Review of Textbook of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology by V. V. Pillay




Textbook of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology is a comprehensive book on the subject of forensic medicine and toxicology. It is written by V. V. Pillay, a renowned forensic expert and former professor and head of the Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi. The book covers all aspects of forensic medicine and toxicology, including legal procedures, medico-legal autopsy, identification, death and its causes, injuries, sexual offences, poisoning, alcohol and drug abuse, forensic psychiatry, forensic science and DNA analysis.


The book is divided into four sections: General Aspects of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Forensic Medicine, Forensic Toxicology and Analytical Toxicology. Each section contains chapters that are well-organized, updated and illustrated with diagrams, tables, charts and photographs. The book also provides case studies, review questions, references and appendices for further reading. The book is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students of forensic medicine and toxicology, as well as for practicing forensic experts, lawyers, judges and police officers.


textbook of forensic medicine and toxicology vv pillay 17th edition pdf



The 17th edition of the book was published in 2019 by Paras Publishers. It has 800 pages and is available in hardcover format. The ISBN-10 number is 8181915062 and the ISBN-13 number is 978-8181915061[^3^]. The book has received positive reviews from readers who have praised its clarity, comprehensiveness and practicality.


One of the unique features of the book is that it includes a chapter on forensic odontology, which is the study of dental evidence in criminal investigations. The chapter explains the principles and methods of dental identification, age estimation, bite mark analysis and dental malpractice. The chapter also provides examples of forensic odontology cases from India and abroad.


Another feature of the book is that it covers the latest developments and trends in forensic medicine and toxicology, such as cyber forensics, digital autopsy, virtual autopsy, brain fingerprinting, narcoanalysis, DNA phenotyping and forensic entomology. The book also discusses the ethical and legal issues related to forensic practice, such as consent, confidentiality, human rights and professional misconduct.


The book is written in a simple and lucid style that makes it easy to understand and remember. The book also uses a problem-based approach that helps the readers to apply their knowledge to real-life scenarios. The book is a valuable resource for anyone who wants to learn more about the fascinating field of forensic medicine and toxicology.


The book also contains a section on analytical toxicology, which is the application of analytical techniques to detect and quantify toxic substances in biological samples. The section covers the principles and methods of various analytical instruments, such as gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, high-performance liquid chromatography, atomic absorption spectrometry and immunoassays. The section also explains the interpretation and reporting of toxicological results.


In addition, the book provides a comprehensive overview of forensic toxicology, which is the study of the effects of drugs and poisons on the human body and their role in causing death or impairment. The book covers the classification, pharmacology, metabolism and detection of various drugs and poisons, such as alcohol, opioids, cannabinoids, stimulants, hallucinogens, sedatives, hypnotics, analgesics, antidepressants, antipsychotics, pesticides, heavy metals and plant toxins. The book also describes the clinical features, diagnosis and management of acute and chronic poisoning cases.


The book is a must-have for anyone who wants to master the subject of forensic medicine and toxicology. The book is written by an expert who has more than 40 years of experience in teaching and practicing forensic medicine and toxicology. The book is based on the latest syllabus and guidelines of the Medical Council of India and other international bodies. The book is also endorsed by several eminent forensic experts and academicians from India and abroad. 29c81ba772


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