Kim A. Collins, MD, FCAP, and Grover M. Hutchins, MD, FCAP
This popular “how-to” manual depicts both general and specialized techniques for performing autopsies in postmortem examinations in a hospital setting. Perfect for both pathologists-in-training and those who may not perform autopsies on a regular basis, the two-volume set includes an illustrated narrative description of autopsy methods as well as a set of step-by-step diagrams for use in the autopsy suite.
An Introduction to Autopsy Technique is intended to be used in conjunction with other publications from the College of American Pathologists, in particular, Autopsy Performance & Reporting, which contains information on many aspects of autopsy work (where appropriate, its chapters are referenced in this manual). After developing familiarity with the techniques presented in this manual, pathologists will have the ability to perform autopsies in an appropriate fashion to fulfill the requirements of specific cases.
- Introduction to Autopsy Techniques
- Before the Dissection
- The Complete Autopsy: Procedures With the Body Present
- Dissecting the Organ Block
- After the Dissection
- Perinatal and Pediatric Autopsies
- The Placenta
- Limited Autopsies
- Embalmed Bodies
- Special Techniques
Contents (PDF, 31.7 K)
Introduction (PDF, 38.0 K)
Figure List (PDF, 29.1 K)
Step-by-Step Diagrams (PDF, 14.9 MB)
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Phone: 1-800-323-4040 option 1#
Item number: PUB119
2-volume set: softcover perfect bound text plus laminated spiral bound illustrations; 170 pages; 2005.
Member price: $55
Non-member price: $75