Forensic pathology

Stephen Cordner and Roger W Byard
Med J Aust 2002; 176 (1): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2002.tb04246.x
Published online: 7 January 2002

Forensic pathology is the application of the principles and practice of pathology to the needs of the courts, or, more broadly, the law.

  • 1 Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 Forensic Science Centre, Adelaide, SA.


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  • 3. Byard RW, Cole SD. Sudden death in infancy, childhood and adolescence. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994.


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