SUDDEN DEATH IN INFANCY CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE

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					‘This is an outstanding          S U D D E N D E AT H
book for practitioners,
pathologists, and                I N I N FA N C Y
researchers … Each
chapter reads like a             CHILDHOOD AND
conference in which the
pathologist holds the
                                 ADOLESCENCE
clues and answers
questions from the               SECOND EDITION
clinician and other
investigators from the
                                 Roger W. Byard
            ’ Journal
autopsy table
       New England
                  of Medicine
  [review of the first edition]   Special introductory price – see inside for more details
S U D D E N D E AT H
I N I N FA N C Y                                                                                                       S U D D E N D E AT H
                                                                                                                       I N I N FA N C Y
                                                                                                                       CHILDHOOD AND
CHILDHOOD AND                                                                                                          ADOLESCENCE
                                                                                                                       SECOND EDITION


ADOLESCENCE                                                                                           Roger W. Byard




SECOND EDITION

Roger W. Byard
Forensic Science Centre, Adelaide, Australia



                                                                                                  Contents
Presenting a single source of information on virtually all aspects of sudden death in infants
                                                                                                  Part I. Introduction:
and childhood.
                                                                                                  1   Sudden paediatric death – an overview
This new edition includes 1200 new references, 300 new illustrations and an extensively           Part II. Unintentional Trauma
revised chapter on sudden infant death syndrome. The intentional injury chapter has               2   Accidents
additional material on head trauma, the biomechanics of injury, neonaticide, suicide and          Part III. Intentional Trauma
subtle and unusual trauma.                                                                        3   Homicides and suicides

An expanded chapter on non-intentional injury accurately reflects its importance as a cause        Part IV. Natural Disease
of death and covers deaths in the first week of life. Individual sections deal in detail with      4   Infectious conditions
                                                                                                  5   Cardiac conditions
deaths due to inflicted and non-inflicted injuries and to natural diseases. It covers the full
                                                                                                  6   Vascular Conditions
range of natural causes of death, and their pathological investigation undertaken in light of
                                                                                                  7   Respiratory conditions
advances in our understanding of genetic susceptibility and pathophysiology.
                                                                                                  8   Neurological conditions
This book is an essential source of reference for pathologists, clinicians and lawyers who deal   9   Hematological conditions
                                                                                                  10 Gastrointestinal and genitourinary conditions
with such cases.
                                                                                                  11 Metabolic and endocrine conditions
Features                                                                                          12 Miscellaneous

■ Written by one of the most eminent international authorities in the field                        Part V. Conditions

                                                                                                  Part VI. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
■ Provides a benchmark for all medico-legal aspects of investigating sudden childhood
                                                                                                  13 Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
  death, whether accidental or non-accidental
                                                                                                  Part VII. Appendices
■ Extensively revised, up-dated and expanded edition                                                  Autopsy information pamphlet
                                                                                                      Paediatric forensic autopsy guidelines
Reviews of the first edition                                                                           The sudden unexplained infant death

‘I highly recommend this book as a unique and indispensable reference for all forensic                investigation report form
                                                                                                      International standardized autopsy protocol
pathologists’                            American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
                                                                                                      Autopsy checklist for possible non-accidental
'… it is the book to turn to when faced with the investigation of a sudden death in infancy           injury
or childhood, or the interpretation of findings in these cases.'                                       Autopsy checklist for possible metabolic
                                                         Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology        disorders
                                                                                                      Autopsy checklist for possible sepsis
                                                                                                     Autopsy checklist for possible poisoning
2004 644pp         50 line diagrams 550 half-tones
                                                                                                  Index
Hardback 0 521 82582 2
                                                                                                  Information is correct at time of going to press but is
Introductory Price £140.00 / US$220.00 valid until 31 October 2004                                subject to change without prior notice
(£160.00 / US$275.00 thereafter)

For further details please visit: www.cambridge.org/medicine/byard                                Purchase your copy today!
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Printed in the United Kingdom at the University Press, Cambridge   June 2004

				
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