The Autopsy, Chapter One: Unraveling Life's Mysteries (DVD), 1st Edition (DVD) book cover

The Autopsy, Chapter One

Unraveling Life's Mysteries (DVD), 1st Edition

By Scott A. Wagner

CRC Press

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DVD: 9780849327582
pub: 2004-12-10
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The first in a series of three video offerings, The Autopsy, Chapter One: Unraveling Life's Mysteries brings you up close and personal as you observe the performance of three autopsies. Using broadcast-quality techniques to produce footage that has never been more realistic, it fulfills the need for a professional, organized, and high quality autopsy video to act as a teaching aid to anyone interested in learning more about the autopsy process.

This is an introductory video, 30 minutes in length, that takes you behind the scenes as you seemingly work with Forensic Pathologist Scott Wagner, M.D. No scenes are left out. You see and hear the sights and sounds of the autopsy presented in a professional and scientific manner. Viewers, including practicing pathologists, have been fascinated by the interesting detail that only the eye of the camera can see.

Rather than giving in-depth procedural instructions for any single autopsy, the observance of three autopsies provides students with a virtual first experience in this area, and helps accustom them to the real thing. With high quality narration, Wagner shows how bodies are examined, from the initial Y incision, to inspection of the organs, to techniques for easy removal of the skull.


"An important part of the training for criminal investigation. If you can't witness an autopsy, this is the next best thing. If you're going to witness one, this will prepare you for it."

- Barry Fisher, Author of Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation, Sixth Edition

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Forensic Science