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Postmortem

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Discover the “dazzling…fascinating” (Los Angeles Times) novel that launched the New York Times bestselling Kay Scarpetta series from #1 bestselling crime writer Patricia Cornwell. Under cover of night in Richmond, Virginia, a monster strikes, leaving a gruesome trail of stranglings that has paralyzed the city. Medical examiner Kay Scarpetta suspects the worst: a deliberate campaign by a brilliant serial killer whose signature offers precious few clues. With an unerring eye, she calls on the latest advances in forensic research to unmask the madman. But this investigation will test Kay like no other, because it’s being sabotaged from within—and someone wants her dead.

Postmortem

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Author: Stefan Timmermans
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Postmortem by Stefan Timmermans Book Resume:

As elected coroners came to be replaced by medical examiners with scientific training, the American public became fascinated with their work. From the grisly investigations showcased on highly rated television shows like C.S.I. to the bestselling mysteries that revolve around forensic science, medical examiners have never been so visible—or compelling. They, and they alone, solve the riddle of suspicious death and the existential questions that come with it. Why did someone die? Could it have been prevented? Should someone be held accountable? What are the implications of ruling a death a suicide, a homicide, or an accident? Can medical examiners unmask the perfect crime? Postmortem goes deep inside the world of medical examiners to uncover the intricate web of pathological, social, legal, and moral issues in which they operate. Stefan Timmermans spent years in a medical examiner’s office, following cases, interviewing examiners, and watching autopsies. While he relates fascinating cases here, he is also more broadly interested in the cultural authority and responsibilities that come with being a medical examiner. Although these professionals attempt to remain objective, medical examiners are nonetheless responsible for evaluating subtle human intentions. Consequently, they may end—or start—criminal investigations, issue public health alerts, and even cause financial gain or harm to survivors. How medical examiners speak to the living on behalf of the dead, is Timmermans’s subject, revealed here in the day-to-day lives of the examiners themselves.

Postmortem Toxicology

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Author: Timothy P. Rohrig
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Postmortem Toxicology by Timothy P. Rohrig Book Resume:

Postmortem Toxicology addresses the various aspects of the practice of forensic postmortem toxicology from a viewpoint of elements which must be taken into consideration for proper interpretation of the toxicological result, not in a vacuum but in a more holistic and global sense. The volume examines pre-analytical factors, storage containers/conditions, prior medical interventions and therapy, along with information from the scene investigation and anatomical findings. This reference also provides explanation of the complicating conditions for the interpretation of the toxicological results due to postmortem decomposition, embalming artifacts and the postmortem redistribution of drugs. Tolerance is also discussed as an aid to interpreting results from a habitual/chronic user of medications and/or drugs of abuse. The book is geared towards the current practitioner; however, it is written to be used as a valuable reference for a graduate or post-graduate level courses in forensic toxicology or forensic pathology. Presents a holistic approach to the interpretation of toxicology results Covers pre-analytical factors, storage containers/conditions, prior medical interventions, therapy, and much more Written for the current practitioner, but an excellent resource for graduate level students training in the field of forensic toxicology

Postmortem Postmodernists

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Author: Laura E. Savu
Publisher: Associated University Presse
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Postmortem Postmodernists by Laura E. Savu Book Resume:

This book scrutinizes the genre of the author-as-character with respect to three broad issues--authorship, the posthumous, and cultural revisionism--that arise in reading such works from a contemporary perspective. Late twentieth-century fiction "postmodernizes" romantic and modern authors not only to understand them better, but also to understand itself in relation to a past (literary tradition, aesthetic paradigms, cultural formations, etc.) that has not really passed. Penelope Fitzgerald's The Blue Flower, Peter Ackroyd's The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde and Chatterton, Peter Carey's Jack Maggs, Michael Cunningham's The Hours, Colm Toibin's The Master, and Geoff Dyer's Out of Sheer Rage: Wrestling with D. H. Lawrence--"the mighty dead" (Harold Bloom) are brought back to life, reanimated and bodied forth in new textual bodies that project a post-modern understanding of the author as a historically and culturally contingent subjectivity constructed along the lines of gender, sexual orientation, class, and nationality. Laura E. Savu is a lecturer at the University of Bucharest.

Techinician's Guide For Postmortem Examinations

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Author: William R. Ferguson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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Techinician's Guide For Postmortem Examinations by William R. Ferguson Book Resume:

This book will empower those readers with the necessary knowledge that is crucially important in the performance of any autopsy. With a basic understanding of anatomy and physiology will now arm my readers with the proper medical vernacular which will necessitate an understanding of these time tested procedures. These outlined and time-tested techniques are an indispensable reference source for any aspiring Pathology Technician. During my working career with each of these varied pathology services, I developed and wrote a number of technical procedures for each of them which now qualified me as a true professional within each of these anatomical communities. This books focal readership is for the Pathology Technician, Anatomical Pathology Technician, Forensic Pathology Technician and those in the Mortuary Sciences, so that they can become educated and not inundated by the seemingly daunting tasks and demands in gross anatomy and pathology. My surgical prowess and my ability to teach others these skill sets has been a very rewarding and still considered one of my personal testimonials as an educator.

Site Reliability Engineering

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Author: Niall Richard Murphy
Publisher: \"O\'Reilly Media, Inc.\"
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Site Reliability Engineering by Niall Richard Murphy Book Resume:

The overwhelming majority of a software system’s lifespan is spent in use, not in design or implementation. So, why does conventional wisdom insist that software engineers focus primarily on the design and development of large-scale computing systems? In this collection of essays and articles, key members of Google’s Site Reliability Team explain how and why their commitment to the entire lifecycle has enabled the company to successfully build, deploy, monitor, and maintain some of the largest software systems in the world. You’ll learn the principles and practices that enable Google engineers to make systems more scalable, reliable, and efficient—lessons directly applicable to your organization. This book is divided into four sections: Introduction—Learn what site reliability engineering is and why it differs from conventional IT industry practices Principles—Examine the patterns, behaviors, and areas of concern that influence the work of a site reliability engineer (SRE) Practices—Understand the theory and practice of an SRE’s day-to-day work: building and operating large distributed computing systems Management—Explore Google's best practices for training, communication, and meetings that your organization can use

Atlas of Postmortem Angiography

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Author: Silke Grabherr
Publisher: Springer
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Atlas of Postmortem Angiography by Silke Grabherr Book Resume:

This atlas of postmortem angiography provides a summary of techniques that have been developed and used in order to visualize the human vascular system. The indications, advantages, limitations, and pitfalls of the different techniques are explained in detail through the use of examples from real cases and a wealth of informative images, as well as knowledge from the latest scientific works. Helpful recommendations are made concerning interpretation of the obtained radiological images, which will allow readers to start their own work in the field of post-mortem angiography or to ease and improve their practice. The atlas has been edited and written by members of an international working group created in 2012, “Technical Working Group Post-mortem Angiography Methods” (TWGPAM), who for the first time summarize their experiences concerning this new approach. Since findings explaining the reasons for both natural and traumatic death are often hidden within the vascular system, post-mortem angiography is of the highest importance in elucidating cause of death and may represent the key to minimally invasive autopsy. ​

The Postmortem Brain in Psychiatric Research

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Author: Galila Agam
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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The Postmortem Brain in Psychiatric Research by Galila Agam Book Resume:

Because of the dearth of experimental animal models of psychiatric disorders, the study of the effect of the disease state is only possible in tissue derived from patients vs. controls, especially in the target tissue of disease-related changes in the brain. The human postmortem brain offers the most appropriate experimental paradigm towards understanding the etiology of psychiatric disorders. The availability of post-mortem human samples from psychiatric patients and comparison groups in recent years has contributed prominently to the accumulating body of information leading to a better understanding of these disorders. This is the first book to summarize this research approach and the meaningful data which has recently been acquired.

A Soviet Postmortem

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Author: Sigmund Krancberg
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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A Soviet Postmortem by Sigmund Krancberg Book Resume:

In the wake of the Soviet Union's collapse, it has become apparent that Sovietology failed, with a few praiseworthy exceptions, to understand the nature and fragility of the Soviet system. A Soviet Postmortem sets the Soviet experiment in a more realistic perspective. Krancberg emphasizes the importance of Marxist-Leninist ideology in formulating sociopolitical norms imposed on society by the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Analyzing the realities of the Soviet regime, the author reveals the extent to which Soviet political culture was an artificial imposition with only slender roots in the life of Soviet society.

A Philosophical Critique of Empirical Arguments for Postmortem Survival

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Author: Michael Sudduth
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A Philosophical Critique of Empirical Arguments for Postmortem Survival by Michael Sudduth Book Resume:

Sudduth provides a critical exploration of classical empirical arguments for survival arguments that purport to show that data collected from ostensibly paranormal phenomena constitute good evidence for the survival of the self after death. Utilizing the conceptual tools of formal epistemology, he argues that classical arguments are unsuccessful.

Estimation of the Time Since Death

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Author: Burkhard Madea
Publisher: CRC Press
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Estimation of the Time Since Death by Burkhard Madea Book Resume:

Estimation of the Time Since Death remains the foremost authoritative book on scientifically calculating the estimated time of death postmortem. Building on the success of previous editions which covered the early postmortem period, this new edition also covers the later postmortem period including putrefactive changes, entomology, and postmortem r

Postmortem Fingerprinting and Unidentified Human Remains

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Author: Marzena Mulawka
Publisher: Routledge
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Postmortem Fingerprinting and Unidentified Human Remains by Marzena Mulawka Book Resume:

Fingerprint identification is the most efficient, rapid, and cost-effective forensic identification modality. Postmortem Fingerprinting and Unidentified Human Remains is a consolidated and thorough guide to the recovery, identification, and management of unidentified postmortem fingerprint records - topics from postmortem fingerprint processing to database submission and case management are discussed. Additionally, a postmortem processing workflow is described, which delineates various basic and advanced fingerprint recovery techniques used to acquire examination-quality records. Furthermore, Postmortem Fingerprinting and Unidentified Human Remains discusses the complexity of antemortem fingerprint databases and how to access each database for humanitarian purposes, bringing a modern value perspective to the topic.

Atlas of Post Mortem Techniques in Neuropathology

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Author: J. Hume Adams
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Atlas of Post Mortem Techniques in Neuropathology by J. Hume Adams Book Resume:

This volume was first published in 1982. Hume Adams and Margaret Murray have produced an atlas that illustrates basic post-mortem techniques in neuropathology. It shows how to remove the brain, the spinal cord, samples of peripheral nerve and muscle, the eye and the contents of the orbit, the arteries in the neck that supply the brain and the structures in the base of the skull. These structures can then be examined in a sequence that will help to elucidate the sequence of events leading to a person's death. How a brain should be dissected is also illustrated, and there is a final chapter on brain neuro-anatomy.

Postprocess Postmortem

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Author: M. Kristopher Lotier
Publisher: CSU Open Press
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Postprocess Postmortem by M. Kristopher Lotier Book Resume:

"Postprocess Postmortem explores the history of postprocess approaches to collegiate writing instruction. It accounts for the dispersed and decentralized emergence of postprocess concepts and addresses the resistance postprocess theories encountered. It also suggests that the central tenets of postprocess have outlived the intellectual movement that brought them to prominence and demonstrates their centrality to contemporary composition and writing studies scholarship"--