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Post Mortem Technique Handbook - Michael T. Sheaff

Post Mortem Technique Handbook

By: Michael T. Sheaff, Deborah J. Hopster, John H. Sinard (Foreword by), C. Berry (Foreword by)

Hardcover Published: 1st February 2005
ISBN: 9781852338138
Number Of Pages: 452

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Post Mortem Technique Handbook 2e is a comprehensive practical guide to performing the modern post mortem. The text is well illustrated and presented by system. The book covers both the standard evisceration techniques and the many different dissection techniques that may be necessary in a variety of circumstances likely to be encountered by a practicing pathologist. The recent debates regarding organ retention have lead to major changes in the legal groundings of post mortems, and yet recent studies confirm the continued need for autopsy information, given the inaccuracies of pre-mortem diagnosis. This new and thoroughly revised edition includes the most recent guidance from the Royal College of Pathologists and from the College of American Pathologists. A must-have for all those who conduct post mortems, this book is essential for pathologists in training, medical students, and mortuary technicians, but will also be useful to experienced practitioner requiring information on the less common techniques.

From reviews of the 1st edition:

This is a practical benchtop manual, which is comprehensive and fills a gap in the market. It is recommended, especially as an introductory handbook for trainees in anatomical pathology. (Clinical, Anatomical, Experimental Pathology 2002:34;204.)

The textbook should be available n each institute of pathology which is still performing autopsies, especially when young colleagues are to be trained in this technique. (Electronic Journal of Pathology and Histopathology 19-03-01.)

Foreword to the 1st edition
Foreword to the 2nd edition
Preface to the 1st edition
Preface to the 2nd edition
Before the post mortem
General inspection and initial stages of evisceration
Evisceration techniques
Block dissection
Organ dissection - cardiovascular system
Organ dissection - respiratory system
Organ dissection - gastrointestinal system
Organ dissection - genitourinary system
Organ dissection - haematopoietic and lymphoreticular systems
Organ dissection - musculoskeletal system
Organ dissection - nervous System
After dissection
Fetal, perinatal and infant autopsies
Bibliography and websites
List of cases to refer to Coroner
Weights and measures table
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ISBN: 9781852338138
ISBN-10: 185233813X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 452
Published: 1st February 2005
Publisher: Springer London Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.83
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised