8vo, pp. xx, 412,  errata,  blank; aside from occasional spottng, clean and fresh throughout, with cancelled library stamp on title; in contemporary grey mottled boards, gilt-lettered skiver label on spine; some rubbing to extremities.
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Der gewaltsame Tod ohne Verletzung. Ein Handbuch für Criminalisten und gerichtliche Aerzte zur Untersuchung der Erhängten, Erstickten, Ertrunkenen, todtgefunden Neugebornen und Vergifteten…
Uncommon first edition of this guide for coroners and criminal lawyers to different types of violent death, by the Eisleben physician Franz Friedrich Gottlob Eggert (1778-1836).
The aim of the work, Eggert states in his preface, is to understand the silent voice of the dead, either to reveal the guilty, or to exonerate the innocent. He examines the ways in which death can be confirmed, before dividing violent deaths into categories, including hanging, suffocation, drowning, and poisoning, as well as cases of infant death and still birth. In each instance, Eggert describes the means of death, the physiological processes, and the signs of different ways in which death may have occurred, giving numerous case studies and citing the latest research both in medicine and physiology and in chemistry.
Eggert was the author of several works, including treatises on croup and dropsy.
Outside Continental Europe, OCLC records copies at Chicago, SUNY Buffalo, and the BL.
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