Cause of Death: Forensic Files of a Medical Examiner

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Prometheus Books, 2007 - Law - 338 pages
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The body of a woman floats to the surface of a lake with sixty pounds of cinder block and chain attached to her legs. Her killer faces the death penalty if the prosecution can answer one question: Did she drown? A worker for the only U.S. plant licensed to produce anthrax dies, the victim of a heart attack. But what caused his heart to stop beating?
Follow veteran medical examiner Dr. Stephen D. Cohle into the world of forensic pathology, as he solves these and many other cases. Written from an insider s view, "Cause of Death" puts the reader behind Dr. Cohle s shoulder while he examines each victim. The cases range from exotic murder mysteries ripe for a "CSI" episode to everyday casualties of heart attacks and car accidents. Every victim, though, has a story to tell.
Enter a real-life morgue with its strange sights, sounds, and smells, and watch a forensic mastermind as he unravels each victim s cause of death."

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User Review  - tribolt98 - LibraryThing

Very interesting book. Made even more so because I have family that lives in that area and is only about 60 miles from where I live. I have read a lot of books about coroners and their jobs but this is one of the better ones. I even learned a couple of new things I had not heard before. Read full review

About the author (2007)

Stephen D. Cohle, MD (Grand Rapids, MI), a nationally recognized figure in the community of forensic medicine, is the chief medical examiner for Kent County, Michigan, and a forensic pathologist for Laboratory Pathologists, PC. He is the author (with R. Byard) of Sudden Death in Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence.
Tobin T. Buhk (Grand Rapids, MI) is a high school teacher and freelance writer. In preparation for writing this book, he observed and assisted Dr. Cohle and his forensic team in more than thirty autopsies.>.

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