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Book review
Paediatric forensic medicine and pathology
  1. M A Dada
  1. Histopathology Department, West Suffolk Hospital, Hardwick Lane, Bury St Edmunds IP33 2QZ, UK; humanicat{at}

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Anthony Busuttil, Jean W Keeling. . Published by Hodder Education, London, 2008, £175.00. ISBN-13 978-0-340-79157-4

Paging through the book, one gets the impression that this is a well-organised book with a good layout, numerous figures and tables, and good-quality images that are in colour (except the radiographs).

Although edited by a forensic and a paediatric pathologist, this “blue book” is written by a multidisciplinary team of 20 contributors. The contributors hail from disparate backgrounds which include paediatrics, neurology, neuropathology, oral pathology, radiology, haematology and ophthalmology.

The first chapter on the clinical assessment in suspected child abuse sets the tone of the book with emphasis …

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