This fully updated thirteenth edition of Simpson's Forensic Medicine remains a classic introductory text to the field. Continuing its tradition of preparing the next generation of forensic practitioners, it presents essential concepts in the interface between medicine and the law. Twenty-four chapters cover basic science, toxicology, forensic odontology, forensic anthropology, and both the legal obligations and ethical responsibilities of those involved in the forensic setting. Highlights of this well-renowned text include: * Clear and concise language suitable for a wide audience of readers * Text boxes to emphasize salient points * High-quality color photographs for clear communication of concepts * Focus on key principles applicable to any legal system * Additional perspectives from authors new to this edition * Expanded coverage of toxicology and forensic science Each chapter includes suggestions for further reading, including books, key scientific papers and reviews, and web-based sources. Simpson's has a long and respected history-read by many of today's leading forensic practitioners at the start of the career. It remains the most indispensable guide to the practice of forensic medicine worldwide.