Wigmore on Alcohol

Courtroom Alcohol Toxicology for the Medicolegal Professional


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.


"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

Table of Contents

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
Appendices: Abbreviations and Explanations
Chemical Symbols and Formulas
Abstracted Studies
Author Index
Journal Index
Publication Year Index
Subject Index

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