The quiet of the Venetian night is shattered as a band of armed men smash their way into Dr Gustavo Pedrolli's apartment, fracture his skull and grab his eighteen-month-old baby. And when Commissario Guido Brunetti, pulled from his bed by the news, arrives at the hospital to investigate, no one knows why the eminent paediatrician has suffered such a violent assault. But soon Brunetti begins to uncover a story of infertility, desperation, and an underworld where babies can be bought for cash - linked with a money-making scam between pharmacists and doctors in the city.
Abusive Head Trauma in Infants and Children; Medical, Legal, and Forensic Issues combines alt aspects of abusive head trauma cases--medical, social service, investigative, legal and preventive--into one complete reference. All professionals involved in identifing children at risk, diagnosing injuries, investigating allegations, implementing services and strategizing for prevention will find this book a tremendous resource. In addition to reviewing the most up-to-date information on mechanisms of injury, pathophysiology, and physical findings, Abusive Head Trauma in Infants and Children details the application of medical science to the investigation and prosecution of these cases as well as issues of long-term outcome, developmental and educational needs and strategies for community education and prevention. A case study chapter gives the learner an opportunity to apply the information. This textual and visual reference addresses all forms of abusive head trauma--including shaking injuries. These volumes clearly describe the mechanisms involved in inflicted head injuries, and outline steps used to discover abusive head injuries in the absence of the external signs of trauma. Abusive Head Trauma Supplementary CD-ROM depicts how head injuries occur using 3-D images and animation. This product is valuable for explaining the complex biomechanics of abusive head injury to investigators, mandated reporters, and jurors.
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