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Forensic Autopsy : A Handbook and Atlas, Hardback Book


All too often, forensic pathologists perform autopsies that are limited only to the body parts that are suspect, leading to biased and inaccurate results.

A correct diagnosis for cause of death can only be reached by a strict and systematic examination of the whole body.

Providing a step-by-step, photo-assisted guide to complete autopsy procedures, Forensic Autopsy: A Handbook and Atlas commands the field in offering the most advanced and complete resource of its kind. Packed with more color photos than any other leading autopsy reference, this volume explores:External cadaver examinationOrgan removal methodsLaboratory proceduresMicroscopy applicationsNew imaging techniquesPediatric and fetal autopsyPre- and postautopsy proceduresGenetic disease and DNA diagnosisAutopsy protocol for the examination of the vertebral arteryFrom macroscopic to microscopic approaches, this volume provides detailed guidelines for performance of autopsy on every part of the human body.

Using these standardized protocols and with the proper knowledge, training, and experience, pathologists can develop the skill needed to become experts in their field.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 161 pages, REPLACE PG 123 IN 2ND PRINT- SEE NOTES; 28 Tables, black and white; 296 Illustrations, co
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Forensic medicine
  • ISBN: 9781439800645



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