The 10 Best Forensic Medicine Textbooks

Updated July 25, 2018 by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

10 Best Forensic Medicine Textbooks
Fundamentals and Perspectives
Forensic Pathology, Practical Aspects
Simpson's Forensic Medicine
We spent 27 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. 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 picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. 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


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Last updated on July 25, 2018 by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

Born in Arizona, Gia is a writer who fled the dry heat of the desert for Southern California, where she continues to enjoy drinking beer, overanalyzing the minutiae of everyday life and channeling Rick Steves.


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