The Hospital Autopsy: A Manual of Fundamental Autopsy Practice, Third Edition

Julian L. Burton, Guy Rutty

June 25, 2010 by CRC Press
Reference - 364 Pages - 110 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9780340965146 - CAT# K18443


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  • Provides a step by step guide to autopsy procedures with high quality color photographs and fully referenced information
  • Designed as a practical clear and systematic approach to standard autopsy technique and subsequent reconstruction of the body
  • Includes a thorough coverage of legal and consent issues surrounding autopsy practice
  • Covers radiological or near virtual autopsy, high risk infections, and perioperative and postoperative deaths
  • Edited by two of the UK's leading autopsy specialists


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, evisceration, dissection of internal organs and report writing. Six new chapters have been added and contemporary specialist techniques, such as near virtual autopsy, are covered in depth, with chapters devoted to complex issues including perinatal autopsies, maternal deaths and autopsies where the cause of death is unascertained.

The Hospital Autopsy is an indispensable resource for pathologists in training, as well as a concise reference for practicing pathologists and autopsy technicians.

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