Firearms and Ballistics for Physician and Attorney
Firearms and Ballistics for
Physician and Attorney
by Jules C. Ladenheim, M.D. and Eric D. Ladenheim, M.D.
Have you ever wondered about the physical differences between revolvers, pistols, rifles and shotguns? What about the types of wounds a particular weapon leaves in its target? For some, knowing how firearms work and what types of dangers can be avoided can mean the difference between life and death.
IPTM's publication, Firearms and Ballistics for Physician and Attorney, written by Dr. Jules Ladenheim and Dr. Eric Ladenheim, will be of value to anyone who needs to be familiar with the types of wounds inflicted by a particular firearm and the characteristics of the weapon.
The authors begin by describing some of the most common types of firearms used today and the specific features of each. After the overview, they delve into different types on the market. For example, under the chapter "Pistols," you will find information on both single and double action pistols and the cartridges and ammunition used by each.
But the doctors don't stop there. Did you know that an unexploded bullet in a victim could detonate in the operating room or from exposure to ultrasound or other medical equipment? The last three chapters are devoted to ballistics -- the study of the flight of the projectile from the moment it has been fired until it comes to rest -- to provide information about what physically happens to a bullet once it has been fired and what type of damage and evidence physicians should consider when examining a shooting victim.
Firearms and Ballistics for Physician and Attorney includes the following chapters:
- Assault Guns
- Antique Firearms and Air Guns
- Internal Ballistics
- External Ballistics
- Terminal Ballistics
The authors, Jules C. Ladenheim, M.D. and Eric D. Ladenheim, M.D. are both very knowledgeable about gunshot wounds, guns and ammunition, whether used for military or civilian purposes.
Specifications: 306 pages; 5-1/4" x 8-1/4"; perfect bound; Publisher: IPTM (December 2002)