Modi’s A Textbook of Medical Jurisprudence and Toxicology has reigned supreme in its field since its first edition in 1920.
This is the most authoritative and highly recommended book on the subject of Medical Jurisprudence, a multi-disciplinary science.
Retaining the flavour of Modi’s pristine brilliance, this thoroughly revised twenty-fifth edition traces comprehensively all major developments in the field of law and forensic medicine.
This edition has been revised keeping in view the needs of the new forensic medicine syllabus, judicial observations and the concerns of the senior forensic medicine experts.
Many chapters have been rewritten based on technical advancements in the fields of diagnosis of ailments, injuries and causes of death that provide leads to many a criminal investigation, references to obsolete medical literature on investigative techniques have been weeded out, reports of forensic case studies collated, best medical practices to assist investigation delineated and case law made up to date.
Chapters have images which illustrate the text admirably.
Medico-legal aspects of rape are re-written with the focus on health issues for a rape survivor, the criminal law amendment of 2013 as well as the best practices at the criminal trial without offending the sensibilities of the victim. Nirbhaya rape trial has also been discussed for understanding the science of ortho-dentistry and their practical efficacy in corroboration of the identities of the assailants.
This monumental work has two parts, Medical Jurisprudence and Toxicology, both of which have been edited by specialist contributors from diverse fields. Contributors include legal and medical experts.
The present edition will prove to be helpful both for learning about the complexities and the nuances of the subject and for applying them in practice.
The book is an essential reference for medical and legal professionals, judges, law enforcement and investigating agencies, teachers, scholars, legislators, social scientists and law libraries.