Color Atlas of the Autopsy, Second Edition

Scott A. Wagner

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December 22, 2016 by CRC Press
Reference - 286 Pages - 640 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9781498734547 - CAT# K26373

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  • Illustrates procedures in detail, including more than 500 full-color images
  • Describes the examination of organs and observation of pathologies in an easily understandable way
  • Explains the how and why of autopsy procedure in a clear, step-by-step manner
  • Proceeds through each organ and tissue, showing common conditions and pathology likely to be encountered
  • Contains dozens of new images and two new chapters on natural death and organ/tissue donation


In keeping with the spirit of the first edition, the second edition of this book displays the autopsy procedure in a step-wise, start-to-finish fashion. While the autopsy itself has changed little over the last 100 years, the adjunct procedures—toxicology, radiology, and DNA analysis, among others—have changed greatly. Original chapters are fully updated and modified to reflect changes in the last 15 years. Additionally, two new chapters have been added on natural death and organ/tissue donation.


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