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Forensic autopsy 

Forensic autopsy

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Forensic autopsy
Author(s):

Jonathan P. Wyatt

, Tim Squires

, Guy Norfolk

, and Jason Payne-James

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199229949.003.0003
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date: 26 March 2017

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

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