• Publication Date: November 2, 2011
  • ISBN: Print (Paperback): 9781552212295
  • ISBN: Digital (PDF): 9781552212301
  • 561 pages; 6" x 9"

Wigmore on Alcohol

Courtroom Alcohol Toxicology for the Medicolegal Professional


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Product Description

Wigmore on Alcohol is an indispensable tool for medical and legal practitioners looking for up-to-date scientific evidence related to blood alcohol. The author, James G. Wigmore, is a forensic alcohol toxicologist who has testified in over 600 criminal trials at all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as in civil and coroner cases, and has published more than 50 articles in the field of forensic alcohol toxicology. Wigmore has developed the definitive sourcebook on courtroom alcohol toxicology for the medicolegal professional. The book is an exhaustive survey of the scientific literature dealing with blood alcohol. The book abstracts over 650 articles from the periodical literature around the world and presents the information in a clear and systematic format which is easily accessible by both experts and lay persons.

Chapter 1: Absorption, Distribution, and Elimination of Alcohol

Chapter 2: Blood Alcohol

Chapter 3: Breath Alcohol

Chapter 4: Alcohol in Urine, Saliva, Sweat, and Breast Milk and Biomarkers of Alcohol Consumption

Chapter 5: Effect of Alcohol on Driving Ability

Chapter 6: Effect of Alcohol on Other Behaviors

Chapter 7: Postmortem Alcohol

Chapter 8: Other Alcohols and Related Compounds

Appendix: Abbreviations and Explanations

Appendix: Chemical Symbols and Formulas

Appendix: Abstracted Studies

Author Index

Journal Index

Publication Year Index

Subject Index

“This is truly an exceptional resource for any active professional and practitioner working in the area of forensic alcohol be they a toxicologist, researcher, educator, prosecutor, defense attorney, judge or law enforcement officer. As one of the online reviewers stated, Wigmore on Alcohol will be the new “Alcohol Bible” for years to come.”
J. Robert Zettl, BS, MPA, Newsletter, International Association for Chemical Testing, Volume 23, no.1, March, 2012, p. 2
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