Gunshot Wounds

Gunshot Wounds Author Vincent J.M. DiMaio, M.D.
ISBN-10 9781498725705
Year 2015-10-21
Pages 355
Language en
Publisher CRC Press
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Written by the nation's foremost authority on gunshot wounds and forensic techniques as they relate to firearm injuries, this third edition of a bestseller provides critical updates to information on gunshot wounds and the weapons and ammunition used to inflict them. The book describes practical aspects of ballistics, wound ballistics, and the classification of various wounds caused by handguns, rifles, and shotguns. It also explains autopsy techniques and procedures and laboratory analyses relating to weapons and gunshot evidence. A much-needed update after nearly 20 years, the third edition of Gunshot Wounds provides the latest and most thorough information on firearms and best practices for examining firearm-related wounds.

Terminal Ballistics

Terminal Ballistics Author Malcolm J. Dodd
ISBN-10 9781420037463
Year 2005-10-31
Pages 212
Language en
Publisher CRC Press
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Terminal Ballistics: A Text and Atlas of Gunshot Wounds is a comprehensive guide that explains the science of forensic ballistics - focusing on the hardware, injury patterns, and forensic techniques associated with gunshot wounds. The text begins by describing the anatomy and design of basic firearms and the fundamental components of ammunition rounds, .22 rimfire, and propellants. The author presents a variety of gunshot injury patterns, and defines the concept of the pathological range of fire determination. He delineates patterns from injuries sustained by commonly fired rounds, including those acquired after discharge from handguns, high velocity centerfire rifles, shot guns, and black powder weapons. More obscure injuries from air pistols, nail guns, and homemade weapons are also detailed. Specific chapters identify the effects of intermediary targets, the mechanics of injuries sustained after a bullet passes through bone and the internal organs, and exit wounds. The author also observes situations that mimic gunshot injury, a frequently neglected area of gunshot injury interpretation. This extensive resource also depicts the technical aspects of forensic wound ballistic examinations, including protocol for managing the receipt of specimens from a gunshot wound surgical resection, gunshot residue sampling, and forensic radiology as applied to gunshot investigation. It outlines crime scene investigation, the autopsy and resulting report, forensic photography, and entomology. The final chapter highlights personal experiences from theatres of war and the investigations of atrocities where gunshot trauma is demonstrated.

Gunshot Wounds

Gunshot Wounds Author Paul J. Dougherty
ISBN-10 0892037504
Year 2011
Pages 155
Language en
Publisher Amer Academy of Orthopaedic
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Firearms are more prevalent in society than at any other time in our history, and gunshot wounds are one of the leading mechanisms of injury in the young population. This monograph provides a practical reference for the care of patients with gunshot wounds in both military and civilian settings. Learn the latest techniques for the initial evaluation and resuscitation of gunshot victims. Review strategies for the care of gunshot injury to the soft tissues, skeletal muscle, nerves, joints, and bone. Gain insight into the prevention of infection, wound ballistics, and the types and nomenclature of firearms. The Monograph Series draws on current literature to support diagnosis, initial treatment, and management decision making for specific orthopaedic conditions.