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Crime Fiction Writer's Forensics Blog

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Links about infectious diseases from around the world. 

Unsolved Medical Cases | CrowdMed

Review unsolved medical situations from an international audience. 

Medical Dictionary

 

 

  1. MedTerms medical dictionary is the medical terminology for MedicineNet.com. Our doctors define difficult medical language in easy-to-understand explanations of over 16,000 medical terms.

  2. MedTerms online medical dictionary provides quick access to hard-to-spell and often misspelled medical definitions through an extensive alphabetical listing.

Journal of Forensic Medicine

Use this link to research everything from crime scene investigations related to forensics to death rates by certain disease.  

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Death Scene Investigation from the Viewpoint of Forensic Medicine Expert

 Medical expertise is crucial in death investigations. It begins with body examination and evidence collection at the scene and proceeds through history, physical examination, laboratory tests, and diagnosis – in short, the broad ingredients of a doctor’s treatment of a living patient. The key goal is to provide objective evidence of cause, timing, and manner of death for adjudication by the criminal justice system. Death investigation has been performed for centuries in all societies, although not always by medical professionals (Committee, 2003). The association of law and medicine dates back to the Egyptian culture as early as 3000 B.C. The English coroner system was mentioned in documentations around the 12th century B.C. (Spitz, 2006). 

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