Forensic Pathology of Child Death

Forensic Pathology of Child Death

Autopsy Results and Diagnoses

Mary E. Case, MD, Elizabeth M. Kermgard, MD


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Forensic Pathology of Child Death is a comprehensive and convenient photographic resource, illustrating the injuries sustained by and causes of death common among children. Each case includes historical and circumstantial information, family history, and autopsy findings, such as medical and legal professionals might encounter in the field.

The author, award-winning forensic pathologist Dr. Mary Case, has practiced in the Saint Louis metropolitan area since 1975. For over 20 years, Dr. Case has served as Chief Medical Examiner to Saint Louis County and the neighboring counties of Saint Charles, Jefferson, and Franklin. Over the course of her career, Dr. Case has been an invited lecturer at over 400 professional conferences, seminars, and symposia, sharing her expertise with colleagues the world over.

Representing a wealth of knowledge refined over the course of 4 decades in the field and in research, Forensic Pathology of Child Death is the definitive reference on forensic examination in cases of child fatality. This truly invaluable work will benefit forensic pathologists, their professional collaborators, and the communities they serve for years to come. It is a must-have for any in need of a more sophisticated understanding of unnatural child death and the circumstances under which it occurs.


Mary E. Case, MD:
Mary Case is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia and the Saint Louis University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training in pathology at the Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center and is board certified in anatomical pathology, neuropathology, and forensic pathology. In addition to being a professor of pathology and codirector of the Division of Forensic Pathology at St. Louis University Health Sciences Center, Dr. Case serves as chief medical examiner for the cities of St. Louis and St. Charles, and Jefferson and Franklin Counties. Her primary practice is forensic pathology, and her areas of special interest are childrens' injuries and head trauma.|||Elizabeth Kermgard graduated from Saint Louis University School of Medicine in 2017. During medical school, she was the recipient of the Saint Louis University School of Medicine Summer Research Fellowship for her work in forensic pathology of child death. Dr. Kermgard then went on to complete her pediatric residency in 2020 at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and currently is a pediatric nephrology fellow at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.