Forensic autopsy

Jonathan P. Wyatt, Tim Squires, Guy Norfolk and Jason Payne-James

in Oxford Handbook of Forensic Medicine

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ISBN: 9780199229949
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729812 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Forensic autopsy

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The autopsy: terminology and definitions - Historical perspective - Forensic or clinical autopsy - Forensic autopsy procedure: summary - The autopsy report - External examination - Forensic autopsy: evisceration - Dissection: cardiovascular system - Dissection: respiratory system - Dissection: endocrine system - Dissection: digestive system - Dissection: lymphatic system - Dissection: musculoskeletal system - Dissection: cranium and nervous system - Dissection: genitourinary system - Autopsy samples: legal aspects - Autopsy samples: histology and toxicology - The paediatric forensic autopsy - Exhumation - Mass graves and war crimes - Health and safety issues - High-risk autopsy - Infection risks of autopsy - Death certification

Chapter.  8317 words. 

Subjects: Forensic Medicine

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