forensic medical literature


Wound man - Johannes de Ketham - Fasciculo de Medicina

Source: Wikipedia

pinterest - forensic art



impact factors etc in forensic medicine


diagnostic criteria in forensic pathology


Very few attempts have been made to define diagnostic criteria for pathological diagnoses in forensic pathological practice (criteria for traumatic basal subarachnoid haemorrhage by Leadbeatter being one such example). A diagnostic crietria approach has been attempted in surgical histopathology by Tadrous, and it is hoped that such a compendium will be produced in forensic pathology in due course.


Leadbeatter S. Extracranial vertebral artery injury - evolution of a pathological illusion? Forensic Science International 1994; 28:33-40

Tadrous PJ. Diagnostic criteria handbook in histopathology: a surgical pathology vade mecum. John Wiley and Sons 2008

medical word roots, prefixes and suffixes (via Wikipedia)




Systematic reviews are one of the great ideas of modern thought. They should be celebrated.

Ben Goldacre. 'Bad Science'. 2008

understanding medical language


Pathology forms the basis of the language of medicine.

Learning medical terminology can be frustrating, but need not be impossible!

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