CHE113Pathology1

CHE113Pathology1 - C 2 Suicide – not always easy(hanging with erotic literature insurance does not pay so recorded manner of death is important 3

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CHE113 Forensic Science Nicolas Canel Forensic Pathology - postmortem investigation of sudden or unexpected death or trauma to the living Greek: pathos – disease logos – study of Pathologist is a medical doctor (10-15 post secondary training), detective, public relations – much time spent communicating findings to law enforcement officers and/or jury Forensic Pathology History A. Cause of Death - Proximate cause of death – initial injury that leads to sequence of events which cause death - Immediate cause of death – injury/disease that finally kills person Example: Man burned in house fire dies weeks later due to sepsis (infection) proximate: burns immediate: sepsis B. Cause could be gunshot wound, Mechanism might be blood loss
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Unformatted text preview: C. 2. Suicide – not always easy (hanging with erotic literature), insurance does not pay so recorded manner of death is important 3. Accidental – may involve human negligence 4. Natural – disease or old age They use to have a huge circular room with multiple levels, and multiple viewers would view the single autopsy. Role of the Forensic Pathologist What Information? 4 broad determinations to be made: Cause of Death – medical diagnosis denoting disease or injury Mechanism of Death – altered physiology by which disease/injury produces death (arrhythmia, exsanguination) Manner of Death: 1. Homicide 2. Suicide 3. Accidental 4. Natural 5. Undetermine Time of Death...
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This note was uploaded on 03/01/2012 for the course CHE 113 taught by Professor Spencer during the Spring '08 term at Syracuse.

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