Essentials of Autopsy Practice: Recent Advances, Topics and Developments

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Guy N. Rutty
Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 19, 2003 - Law - 228 pages
Essentials of Autopsy Practice updates the modern pathologist on issues related to the autopsy. This volume contains topical chapters on the pathology of shock, religious attitudes to death, incised wounds, radiological investigations, metabolic disorders in childhood, maternal deaths, body alterations and piercings which are comprehensive, unique and educational. It brings the literature together into a modern, up-to-date review of the subject, each authored by experts in their field. It comprises the most recent developments in current autopsy practice making the book unique and exceptional - a valuable aid for the bench top, autopsy suite, laboratory or library. A hands-on reference book, Essentials of Autopsy Practice is of interest to both trainees and consultants in all sub-branches of pathology including forensic pathology. It can also be used by non-medical staff involved in the dead, such as nurses, police, lawyers and bereavement officers.

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Contents

Religious Attitudes to Death What Every Pathologist Needs to Know Part 2
1
The Investigation of Inherited Metabolic Disease After Death
17
The Disputed Death
45
The Maternal Death
73
The Pathology of Shock Versus Postmortem Change
93
Radiological Investigations in Autopsy Practice
129
Body Art and Modification
159
The Incised Wound
187
Index
221
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