From the reviews:
"The Essentials of Autopsy Practice series is rapidly becoming to autopsies what the Recent Advances is to histopathology. … Overall, this is an excellent book, and a worthy successor to the first volume in the series. It will prove a valuable addition to the bookshelves of all pathologists engaged in autopsy practice." (Julian Burton, ACP News, Spring 2004)
"Throughout, the text is clearly laid out and eminently readable. Despite originating from numerous authors, the book reads well as a whole and is both a fascinating and informative read. Each of the chapters has been generously illustrated with appropriate tables and black and white photographs. … Essentials of Autopsy Practice easily lives up to its title and will make a valuable addition to the bookshelf of any pathologist with an autopsy practice." (Julian Burton, ACP News, Spring 2002)
"All chapters are good reviews of the specific topics, and the range of topics covered includes many of the difficult and contentious issues facing routine practice but which do not have coverage in the major forensic texts. …[A]n exceptional, compact review worthy of a place in the library of any department still engaged in autopsy examinations. It should be added to the ‘must read’ list of any trainees considering forensic practice. Even old hands will learn a thing or two, and some may be touched by the insights provided in this book to review their own practices." (Paul Botterill, Pathology, December 2002, 593)
"This, the third and most recent volume by the same title, has a distinct forensic flavour to its chapters … . The text is accompanied by 88 black and white illustrations, and for the most part these are of high quality. … Together, the individual chapters have been edited into a coherent book that deserves a place in the library of any pathologist engaged in autopsy practice, and that will benefit those preparing for College examinations." (Dr. J L Burton, ACP News, Autumn 2006)
"This is the third volume of the series Essentials of Autopsy Practice. It is the aim of the series to give an up-to-date review on the advances and developments in autopsy practice. … The black and white figures of macroscopic and histological findings are of good quality. … Furthermore, there are numerous instructive tables and drawings. Each chapter ends with a detailed bibliography with many references for further reading. The book can be recommended to everyone dealing professionally with the investigation of death." (A. Schmeling, International Journal of Legal Medicine, Vol. 121, 2007)
From the Back Cover
Essentials of Autopsy Practice: Current Methods and Modern Trends provides an update on the advances and developments in autopsy practice. This concise, well-referenced text consists of chapters that can be read independently of each other, in addition to forming a cohesive book, which can act as a laboratory manual or reference guide. It starts with a general subject related to death or death investigation and then proceeds through a series of related chapters which become more specialized, ending in a highly specialized chapter related to a specific type of injury. Each chapter brings together the world knowledge in the particular subject.
Useful to both trainees and consultants in all specialty areas within pathology including forensic pathology, the book also serves as a guide to all those involved in death investigation i.e. nurses, lawyers, paramedics and police officers.