The 10 Best Forensic Medicine Textbooks

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Knight's Forensic Pathology
Forensic Pathology, Practical A...
Simpson's Forensic Medicine

This wiki has been updated 8 times since it was first published in July of 2018. Forensic medicine is not for the faint of heart -- professionals in the field are responsible for performing accurate autopsies and investigating suspicious, and sometimes gruesome, deaths. If you’re looking to work in this area or are fascinated by postmortems, you’ll gain a solid grounding from one of the textbooks on our list, all of which offer in-depth information and instructive visuals. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best forensic medicine textbook on Amazon.

10. Fundamentals and Perspectives

9. Death Investigation: An Introduction

8. Estimation of the Time Since Death

7. Simpson's Forensic Medicine

6. Knight's Forensic Pathology

5. A Physician's Guide

4. Forensic Pathology, Practical Aspects

3. Color Atlas of Forensic Medicine and Pathology

2. Gunshot Wounds

1. Spitz and Fisher's Medicolegal Investigation of Death

Gia Vescovi-Chiordi
Last updated on July 24, 2018 by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

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