Published on May 20, 2010
Contact: Sue Masaracchia-Roberts
Phone: 800-323-4040, ext. 7319
Autopsy Book Offers Invaluable Practical Information
Any pathologist, whether one who is learning autopsy technique or one with extensive experience, will find the new book just published by
CAP Press, Special Autopsy Dissections, very beneficial. Edited by Kim A. Collins, M.D., this book offers clear, concise directions and
step-by-step diagrams for numerous procedures. Also included are the indications for each procedure and the equipment required.
“This book is invaluable for practicing forensic pathologists, autopsy pathologists, coroners, medical examiners, students, residents,
and fellows,” said Gregory J. Davis, MD, FCAP, forensic pathologist from the University of Kentucky. “This book is a critical
addition to one’s reference library, as it offers the reader myriad ways of gleaning additional information not available through
conventional autopsy techniques.”
Dr. Davis further recommends having two copies available, “one for one's office bookshelf, as well as a 'dirty' copy for the
Randy Hanzlick, MD, FCAP, from the Fulton County Medical Examiner Center in Atlanta, Georgia, said this book “is invaluable and unique
because it contains in one volume most autopsy procedures which are relatively uncommon but important in selected cases. The authors are
forensic pathologists and other specialists familiar with performing the procedures.”
Picking up where An Introduction to Autopsy Techniques: Step-by-Step Diagrams leaves off, this is a handy, invaluable guide to performing
special dissections involving any suspected clinical or forensic entity that requires special attention.
For more information or to order a copy of Special Autopsy Dissections, visit www.cap.org/cappress or
call 800-323-4040 option 1.
About the College of American Pathologists
The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is a medical society that serves more than 17,000 physician members and the laboratory
community throughout the world. It is the world's largest association composed exclusively of Board-certified pathologists and is widely
recognized as the leader in laboratory quality assurance. The CAP is an advocate for high quality and cost-effective patient care. More
information about the CAP can be found at www.cap.org.