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Anil Aggrawal's Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology

Volume 5, Number 2, July - December 2004

Book Reviews: Technical Books Section

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[ Excerpts ] [ Interview with Michael Tsokos]

 Forensic Pathology Reviews, Vol. 1,  Edited by Michael Tsokos.   Hard Bound, 6" x 9".
Humana Press Inc., 999 Riverview Drive, Suite 208, Totowa, New Jersey 07512; Publication Date 15 April, 2004. xii + 365 pages, ISBN 1-588-29-414-5. Price $99.50

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Forensic Pathology Reviews, Vol. 1 edited by Michael Tsokos
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We keep receiving books for review from various publishers. However some books are of such paramount importance that we at the journal office thought one review may not be able to do justice to that book. One opinion may be slanted, perhaps by the individual tastes and preferences of the reviewer. Reviewers from different continents, nations, even different parts of the same nation may perceive a book differently. Why not send books to two or more different reviewers and get their opinion. We requested several publishers to do that and they obliged.

From Volume 3, Number 1, January - June 2002, we started reviews of certains books of paramount importance as "featured books". The first book to be featured on our journal was Ecotoxicology: The Study of Pollutants in Ecosystems by F. Moriarty (Published by Academic Press). Review of that book, as well as the combined index of reviews of all featured books can be accessed by clicking here.

In this issue, we have so far featured four books. These are (i) Endocrine Pathology- Differential Diagnosis And Molecular Advances edited by Ricardo V. Lloyd (Humana Press) published on page 2, (ii) Glutamate and Addiction edited by Barbara H. Herman (Humana Press) published on page 6, (iii) Comprehensive Medical Toxicology by V.V.Pillay (Paras Medical Publisher) published on page 10 and (iv)Combat medicine edited by George C. Tsokos and James L. Atkins (Humana Press) published on page 12. The response of the readers has been overwhelming. They seem to have liked this new genre, and they want more reviews in this format.

In Association with

Complying with the wishes of our millions of readers, this time we sent Forensic Pathology Reviews, Vol. 1 edited by Michael Tsokos (Published by Humana Press) to several experts across the globe. This is the fourth Humana Book we are featuring in this issue (vol 5, no 2), and 16th book overall. Out of these 16 books, eight have been Humana Books, and four WHO books.

Forensic Pathology is a very complex, albeit fascinating subject. When the book came to us, our primary job was to find four leading experts on Forensic Pathology. These were Erik Edston of Sweden, V.V.Pillay of India, Benjamin Swift of UK and Ronald Wright of USA. The book was sent to them and all experts were requested to evaluate the book independently.

The reviewers were not only requested to send us detailed reviews, but were asked to rate this book on a scale of ten. The following rating scale was provided to the reviewers.

0: Waste of time
1: Of minimal interest
2: Of little interest
3: Of some interest
4: Slightly below average
5: Average
6: Slightly above average
7: Good
8: Very Good
9: Excellent
10: Truly Outstanding

 Here are all the four reviews - with ratings. We are providing several other interesting links related to this book, including an exclusive interview with Michael Tsokos.

Review 1 by Erik Edston, Sweden

Review 2 by V.V.Pillay, India

Review 3 by Benjamin Swift, UK

Review 4 by Ronald Wright, USA

Some Excerpts from this book

An Exclusive interview with Michael Tsokos

Other reviews of this book:

  1. Review by J. Scott Denton, MD, Chicago, Ill in Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine: Vol. 129, No. 2, pp. 269 (February 2005) : Click here to access.

  2. Review by Victor W. Weedn, M.D., J.D., Visiting Professor, Duquesne University, School of Law and Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, Pittsburgh, PA in Journal of forensic sciences Jan. 2005: Vol. 50, No. 1 (Published 15 Dec. 2004): Click here to access.

  3. Review by Douglas Posey, M.D. in Newsletter of the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors: Winter 2004 issue: Click here to access.

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