Autopsy: Learning from the Dead

Autopsy: Learning from the Dead

by Richard Prayson
     
 

ISBN-10: 1596240458

ISBN-13: 9781596240452

Pub. Date: 04/07/2007

Publisher: Cleveland Clinic Press

In the past several years, forensic pathology has been the focus of multiple television programs and bestselling novels and, in some respects, has become a glamorous profession. The reality is far different: In fact, autopsy has been the focus of considerable controversy since its inception. This book focuses on that reality and reveals just what we really do

Overview

In the past several years, forensic pathology has been the focus of multiple television programs and bestselling novels and, in some respects, has become a glamorous profession. The reality is far different: In fact, autopsy has been the focus of considerable controversy since its inception. This book focuses on that reality and reveals just what we really do learn from the dead. Despite a recent decline in autopsy rates, its merits are actually considerable. In addition to determining the cause of death in criminal cases, it plays a role in establishing public trust in medicine, provides therapeutic value for surviving family members, and benefits the population as a whole by allowing for surveillance and detection of certain disease processes. Autopsy remains a mainstay of medical education, affording a unique opportunity to perform many types of research. This guide dispels myths and is an invaluable resource for families who are faced with decisions regarding autopsy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596240452
Publisher:
Cleveland Clinic Press
Publication date:
04/07/2007
Series:
Cleveland Clinic Guides Series
Pages:
150
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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