Forensic Neuropathology and Associated Neurology


     Oehmichen, Manfred, Auer, Roland N., König, Hans Günter

     2006, XXVI, 660 p. 264 illus., 213 in color., Softcover

     ISBN: 978-3-642-00698-2


     Zum Springer Verlag



Incorporating the most recent literature and state-of-the-art methods, this practical work and atlas covers the entire domain of neuropathology for forensic pathologists as well as for specialists in associated fields. Its concise, direct style provides the reader with succinct and easy-to-find answers to forensic, pathological, pathophysiological, biomechanical, and molecular biology problems. Additionally, the authors cover several basic and practical problems that may stimulate further research.
Each chapter includes an overview of the literature as well as specified references, and features a wealth of figures, graphs, and tables.The present volume deals with specific aspects of neuropathology, and is particularly appropriate for all those interested and involved in the field of forensic pathology, forensic sciences, clinical pathology, neurology, neurosurgery, law, and criminology. Special emphasis is placed on expertise concerning the field's relevance for everyday practiceand also on up-to-date data in basic research.



Forensic Neuropathology and Asociated Neurology covers virtually all aspects of neurologic diseases and possible forensic applications to this branch of medicine, particularily the mechanisms, aging, and dating of various processes. This textbook can occupy a useful place in ones library. It will be helpful to forensic pathologists, neuropathologists, and many others. (Jan E. Leestma, The New England Journal of Medicine, July, 2006)


The textbook … provides us with excellent and comprehensive data, altogether in one book and much better for ease of use in practical life. … The book is extremely well organized, very readable with headings and subheadings and bullet points. (S. Al-Sarraj, Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology, Vol. 33, February 2007)


The book is, therefore, a gap-filler in the best sense of the word. The illustrations are abundant and of high quality. The authors have succeeded in producing an urgently needed and long-since-overdue presentation of a speciality in forensic pathology and neuropathology that confronts the forensic pathologist on a daily basis. (A. Du Chesne, International Journal of Legal Medicien, Vol. 121, 2007)


It is a fascinating, up to date textbook on practical issues faced by the forensic neuropathologist/neurologist. Every page exudes the vast experience of the authors, e.g. identifying the victim, process of dying, German theories of causation. (I.M.F. Casanova, Practical Neuropathology, June 2006)


This textbook … was written by three authorities in the field. It doubles as a concise neuropathology textbook and represents far more than a practical guide…. This book holds excellent detailed descriptions and may be considered the Greenfield of forensic neuropathology. I highly recommend it. (M.B. Graeber, Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology, Vol. 66, 2007)


Thus I vouch that the readers of this book will be able to expand their capability as forensic pathologists, and that the book will give the best basis for further forensic practice and scientific researchers. Moreover, this would be the bridge the gap between the ways of thinking of the basic neuropathologists, the researchers, the forensic neuropathologists, and the clinical physicians. (T. Kondo, Legal Medicine, Vol. 10, 2008)


"... Makro- und Mikrofotografien sind ausnahmslos von hervorragender Qualität mit gutem Bildformat, keine Minifotos. Oftmals wird die relevante Dynamik der pathologischen Abläufe ausführlich dargestellt wichtige zellulare Details mit Pfeilmarkierungen hervorgehoben. Die gesamten makroskopischen Bilder sind in Übersicht und Nahaufnahme gestochen scharf. ... alle Bilder sind in Farbe. Auswahl, Anordnung und Qualität der thematischen Bildmotive lassen die hohen Ansprüche und Professionalität des Autorenteams eindeutig erkennen. ... ein aktuelles Literaturregister am Ende jedes Kapitels runden den positiven Eindruck ab ...“ (Dr. Andreas Kiefer, in: Kärntner Ärztezeitung September/2010, Issue 9