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Anil Aggrawal's Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology

Volume 11, Number 2, July - December 2010

Book Reviews: Technical Books Section

(Page 9 - Main Page)


FEATURED BOOK : MAIN PAGE

AN EXCELLENT ADDITION TO FORENSIC LITERATURE

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 Forensic Radiology, 1st Edition, by B.G. Brogdon. Hard Bound, 10.1 x 7.1 x 1.
CRC Press LLC, 6000 Broken Sound Parkway NW, Suite 300, Boca Raton, FL 33487-2742. Phone - 1(800)272-7737, Fax - 1(800)374-3401. Publication Date April 9, 1998. 496 pages, ISBN-10: 0849381053; ISBN-13: 978-0849381058 (alk. paper). Price: $162.95.

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Forensic Radiology, First Edition by B.G. Brogdon
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Review of books is one of the main sections of this journal. Books of forensic importance are regularly being reviewed by experts of international repute. 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. We have so far featured thirty books (and multimedia) including the current one. The response of the readers has been overwhelming. They seem to have liked this new genre, and they want more reviews in this format. To see all books which have been featured in this journal so far, readers may want to click here.

This time we are reviewing a very good book Forensic Radiology, (1st edition) authored by B.G. Brogdon. Since it was a book on forensic radiology, we thought it would be best to send the book to a forensic pathologist as well as to a radiologist. The book was sent to two different reviewers - Puneet Setia, a forensic pathologist and Sumer Sethi, a radiologist.
Brogdon's Forensic Radiology
Brogdon's Forensic Radiology

 In November 2010, CRC Press is coming out with a completely revised and updated edition of this book. Along with Brogdon, the book is being edited by Michael J. Thali, of the Institute of Forensic Medicine at the University of Berne, Switzerland and Mark D. Viner of the Cranfield Forensic Institute, Wiltshire, UK. We all know Thali and Viner well. They are already legends in the field of forensic imaging, with Thali having even written an entire book of his own on a similar subject.

The second edition features entirely new material on the large scale investigation of war crimes and human rights abuses; recent technological changes and the role of virtual autopsies; the use of sectional imaging for dental identification; reconstruction of gunshot injuries; new techniques for portable x-ray, computerized data recording, and image analysis post-processing; as well as increased coverage of applications in non-biological materials. Case studies feature tsunamis and the London bombings.

Watch out this space!

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The reviewers were requested not only to send us detailed reviews, but also 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

 Both reviewers gave a perfect 10 rating to this book.

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