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HWV COX Medical Jurisprudence and Toxicology

HWV COX Medical Jurisprudence and Toxicology

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Contents
Section I

Chapter 1.    Introduction
Chapter 2.    History of Forensic Medicine in India
Chapter 3.    The Indian Legal System and Courts of Law
Chapter 4.    Medical Evidence and the Medical Witness
Chapter 5.    Medical Evidence and Its Use in Trial of Cases
Chapter 6.    The Doctor and the Law: Medical Ethics, Medical Councils, Professional
                     Secrecy, Consent and Medical Negligence
Chapter 7.    Medico-Legal Aspects of Death
Chapter 8.    Regulation and Control of Medical Practice of India
Section II
Chapter 1.    Post-Mortem Examination and Exhumation
Chapter 2.    Examination of a Living Person for Medico-Legal Purposes
Chapter 3.    Identity of the Living and Dead
Chapter 4.    Post-Mortem Changes and Time Since Death
Chapter 5.    Medico-legal Significance of Age
Section III
Chapter 1.    The Pathology of Sudden Natural Death
Chapter 2.    Asphyxial Deaths, Suffocation, Hanging, Strangulation
Chapter 3.    Immersion and Drowning
Chapter 4.    General Features of Wounds
Chapter 5.    Wounds: Regional Injury
Chapter 6.    Wounds: Head Injury
Chapter 7.    Injuries from Firearms
Chapter 8.    Explosive and Blast Injuries
Chapter 9.    Self-inflicted Injury: Fabrication
Chapter 10.  Transportation Injuries: Traffic, Air and Rail
Chapter 11.  Medico-Legal aspect of Injuries
Section IV
Chapter 1.    Injuries from Physical Agents: Heat, Burns and Cold
Chapter 2.    Injuries from Physical Agents: Electricity and Lightning
Chapter 3.    Injuries from Physical Agents: Radiation
Chapter 4.    Starvation and Neglect
Chapter 5.    Deaths Associated with Medical Procedures and Anaesthetics
Section V
Chapter 1.    Sexual Offences
Chapter 2.    Medico-legal Aspects of Some Offences
Chapter 3.    Impotence, Sterility and Pregnancy
Chapter 4.    Abortion
Chapter 5.    Infant Deaths
Chapter 6.    Disputed Paternity
Chapter 7.    Virginity
Section VI
Chapter 1.    Forensic Psychiatry - Medico-legal Aspects of Insanity
Chapter 2.    Legal Responsibility of the Insane
Chapter 3.    Suicide
Section VII
Chapter 1.    Introduction
Chapter 2.    Law of Poisons and Therapeutic Substances
Chapter 3.    General Aspects of Poisoning
Chapter 4.    Poisons Acting on Gastrointestinal Tract
Chapter 5.    Poisons Acting on Central Nervous System (CNS)
Chapter 6.    Cardiac Poisons
Chapter 7.    Poisons Acting on Respiratory System
Chapter 8.    Miscellaneous Poisons
Appendices
    The Indian Medical Council Act, 1956
    The Indian Medical Degrees Act, 1916
    The Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971
    The Medical Termination of Pregnancy Rules, 1975
    The Medical Termination of Pregnancy Regulations, 1975
    The Mental Health Act, 1987
    The Indian Evidence Act, 1872
    The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
    The Indian Penal Code, 1860
Index
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Author Details
Dr. P.C. Dikshit
, Professor and Head, Department of Forensic Sciences, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi.
The editor, Dr PC Dikshit passed his MBBS from VSS Medical College, Sambalpur, Orissa in the year 1973 and joined All India Institute of Medical Sciences in the year 1974, as Tutor in the subject. He passed MD in Forensic Medicine in the year 1977 from AIIMS and continued to serve there in different capacities. During this period he passed LLB from Delhi University. In the year 1990, he was awarded WHO Fellowship. He has about 27 years of teaching experience, and has also attended a number of national and international conferences both in India and abroad. He has edited one MCQ book in the subject and has a number of publications to his credit. He has been working as Professor & Head in Maulana Azad Medical College since 1993.
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