...It is a book with international style print and paper quality but is still effectively priced. This book should form the part of book shelf of every forensic practitioner in the country...
Textbook of Forensic medicine and Toxicology, 2nd Edition, by Nagesh Kumar G Rao. softcover, 11" x 8.5".
Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd, B-3 EMCA House, 23/23 B Ansari Road, Daryaganj, New Delhi- 110002, India. Phones 23272143, 23272703, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, website: www.jaypeebrothers.com. Publication date 2010. xxvi + 610 pages, ISBN 978-81-8448-706-0. Price Indian Rupees 375.00
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Currently the speciality of Forensic Medicine is flooded with a wide range of books written by stalwarts as well as newcomers in the field. Present book is written by one of the known names in forensic fraternity Prof. Nagesh Kumar G Rao who also happens to be my teacher.
Present edition is a total deviation from 1st edition of the same book published in 2003. Now every chapter is flooded with diagrams, pictures, case histories along with a colourful presentation and point wise description of facts. I was particularly impressed with inclusion of chapters on medical records, forensic radiology and forensic engineering. These topics though being of current interest are rarely touched by majority of the authors.
The complicated subject of toxicology has been presented in a simple way, with highlighting of important points in blocks for quick overview.
Inclusion of question bank, laws related to medical profession and syllabus for undergraduate examination will surely be of help and interest to the students.
In the end I would say it is a book with international style print and paper quality but is still effectively priced. “This book should form the part of book shelf of every forensic practitioner in the country.”
Dr. Prateek Rastogi is currently working as Associate Professor in the Dept. of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology at Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore under Manipal University, Manipal and as Honorary Medicolegal Consultant for Dist. Govt. Wenlock Hospital, Mangalore. He completed his MBBS in year 2002 and MD (Forensic Medicine) from Manipal University in year 2005. He completed Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Law & Ethics (PGDMLE) from National Law School of India University, Bangalore and Post Graduate Diploma in Criminology & Forensic Science (PGDCFS) from Annamalai university, Tamil Nadu. He is a certificate holder in Analytical Toxicology & Forensic DNA Typing from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kerala. He is a certified counselor in Consumer protection Act & Medical Negligence, and Torture Medicine from IMA AKN Sinha Institute (Educational wing of Indian medical Association). Dr. Prateek Rastogi has published more than 50 articles in various National and International Journal. He is a reviewer for 6 reputed journals and a life member of 7 professional bodies in the medical field. His Contact No. is +91 9448501376. Dr. Prateek Rastogi can also be contacted by Email at email@example.com.
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