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Autopsy Visions

Jeanne Guillemin

in Anthrax

Published by University of California Press

Published in print December 1999 | ISBN: 9780520222045
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520927100 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520222045.003.0005
Autopsy Visions

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This chapter focuses on the available autopsy material of the outbreak victims, describing the material on inhalation anthrax and providing a pathologists' synopsis of the 1979 outbreak. It briefly illustrates the autopsy procedure when handling the corpses of anthrax victims, listing the general characteristics of the impact anthrax had on its victims, and finally enumerates the materials the pathologists have made for their forty-two cases.

Keywords: autopsy material; inhalation anthrax; 1979 outbreak; autopsy procedure; anthrax victims; impact of anthrax

Chapter.  4315 words. 

Subjects: Medical Anthropology

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