The Hospital Autopsy: A Manual of Fundamental Autopsy Practice, Third Edition, 3rd Edition (e-Book) book cover

The Hospital Autopsy

A Manual of Fundamental Autopsy Practice, Third Edition, 3rd Edition

CRC Press

364 pages

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Now in full colour, this new and revised edition of The Hospital Autopsy presents a clear and systematic approach to safe and effective modern autopsy practice for pathologists. It begins by discussing issues such as legislation governing autopsies, religious attitudes and ensuring safety, before covering the procedures of external examination, evi

Table of Contents

The history of the autopsy. The future of the autopsy. The role of the autopsy in medical education. Autopsies and the law. Religious attitudes to death and post-mortem examinations. The safe and healthy autopsy. Autopsies of people with high-risk infections. The external examination. The pathology of wounds and injuries. The evisceration. Dissection of the internal organs. Examination of the nervous system. Fetal, perinatal and infant autopsies. The maternal autopsy. Toxicological and biochemical analyses. Microbiology of the autopsy. Investigating possible anaphylactic deaths. Perioperative and postoperative deaths. The radiological autopsy. The decomposed body and the unascertained autopsy. Reconstruction of the body. Autopsies and clinical audit. Reports, documentation and statements.

About the Originator

Julian L Burton MBChB (Hons) MEd FHEA
Senior Teaching Fellow and Senate Award Fellow (Learning and Teaching) at the University of Sheffield, Sheffield
Coronial Pathologist at the Medico-Legal Centre, Sheffield

Guy Rutty MD MBBS FRCPath DipRCPath(Forensic) FFFLM FFSSoc
Professor of Forensic Pathology, Chief Forensic Pathologist, East Midlands Forensic Pathology Unit, University of Leicester
Home Office Registered Forensic Pathologist, Leicester, UK

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Forensic Science
MEDICAL / Pathology