forensic medicine


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n forensic medicine the branch of medical science that uses medical knowledge for legal purposes "forensic pathology provided the evidence that convicted the murderer"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Forensic medicine medical jurisprudence; medicine in its relations to law.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Forensic medicine medical jurisprudence, the application of medical knowledge to the elucidation of doubtful questions in a court of justice
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. forensisforum, market-place, akin to fores.


In literature:

One is the common ignorance of legal or forensic medicine among the members of the profession.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science" by Various
Writers on forensic medicine take the next place in the row of literary witnesses.
"A Problem in Modern Ethics" by John Addington Symonds
The method of cryoscopy is also of considerable service in forensic medicine.
"The Mechanism of Life" by Stéphane Leduc
By JOHN ABERCROMBIE, M.D., F.R.C.P., Lecturer on Forensic Medicine to Charing Cross Hospital.
"Schweigger on Squint" by C. Schweigger

In news:

Deborah Blum is a Pulitzer-Prize winning science writer and the author of five books, most recently the best-seller, The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York.
"I knew the identity of a murderer and couldn't possibly avert my gaze," declares bestselling author and Virginia Institute of Forensic Science and Medicine chairman of the board Cornwell ( The Last Precinct ).
Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York.
Frances Glessner Lee, a New England socialite and heiress, dedicated her life to the advancement of forensic medicine and scientific crime detection.
The "Nutshells" allowed Mrs Lee to combine her lifelong love of dolls, dollhouses and models with her passion for forensic medicine.
Cyril Wecht is a forensic medicine expert, working on cases involving Elvis, JonBenet Ramsey and JFK.
In this photo supplied by Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, the right tibia of Australia's most infamous criminal, Ned Kelly is shown in Melbourne, Australia.

In science:

Krajsa, J., 2009. Příčiny vzniku perikapilárních hemoragií v mozku při střelných poraněních (In English: Causes of pericapillar brain hemorrhages caused by gunshot wounds.) Ph.D. Thesis, Institute of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.
Working toward exposure thresholds for blast-induced traumatic brain injury: thoracic and acceleration mechanisms