Color Atlas of the Autopsy

Color Atlas of the Autopsy

by Scott A. Wagner, Wagner A. Wagner
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0849315204

ISBN-13: 9780849315206

Pub. Date: 12/23/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Forensic pathology is a visual discipline, therefore teaching must be done using images. This is the first full color atlas to show the basics of autopsy and how it is used in death investigation. Different from other atlases, which concentrate on specific injury topics, this book focuses on autopsy protocol. Four hundred photographs take the reader through all the

Overview

Forensic pathology is a visual discipline, therefore teaching must be done using images. This is the first full color atlas to show the basics of autopsy and how it is used in death investigation. Different from other atlases, which concentrate on specific injury topics, this book focuses on autopsy protocol. Four hundred photographs take the reader through all the elements of the procedure, beginning with the external examination, which determines what to look for internally. Chapters on microscopic examination, toxicology, and other kinds of clinical chemistry reveal how these studies show more than gross dissection. The final chapter assesses the findings of the cases used in the book and interprets the cause and manner of death of each subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780849315206
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/23/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Approach to the Autopsy: Purpose and Philosophy
Circumstantial and Medical History
External Examination: The Preliminary Examination
External Examination: Specific Injuries
External Examination: Specific Body Areas
Internal Examination: Opening of Body Cavities and Initial Assessment
Organ and Tissue Removal
Individual Organ Exam
Examination of the Head, Skull, Brain, and Spinal Cord
Microscopic Examination
Postmortem Laboratory Analysis: Drugs, Chemicals, and Poisons
Review Questions: Putting It All Together

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