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AuthorLudwig, Jurgen. author
TitleHandbook of Autopsy Practice [electronic resource] / by Jurgen Ludwig
ImprintTotowa, NJ : Humana Press : Imprint: Humana Press, 2002
Edition 3rd Edition
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Descript IX, 592 p. online resource


There is an acute need for a complete and readily accessible resource for autopsy work because few pathologists still specialize in autopsy practice and, as a consequence, expertise in autopsy technology and autopsy pathology has declined. In Handbook of Autopsy Practice, Third Edition, Jurgen Ludwig, md, has updated and expanded his recognized "masterpiece" to create an indispensable source of both classic and innovative procedures for successful autopsy diagnosis and documentation. The section on autopsy methods and all their corollary activities has been completely modernized with current laboratory methods, quality assurance procedures, methods for processing autopsy data, and increased safety precautions for dealing with potentially fatal infectious diseases. The heart of the book-a thoroughly revised alphabetical listing of diseases and conditions-tabulates all the recommended technical procedures and their expected findings for instant reference during work in the autopsy room. This gold mine of diverse facts and information provides the prosector with critical guidance on what to look for in each case and how to dissect and preserve it. Numerous updated appendices detail organ and body weights and sizes, conversion factors, fetal development tables, and all manner of esoteric and useful information. This new, richly enhanced Third Edition has been written by highly experienced academic autopsy pathologists, as well as the medical examiner of a major city, and technical experts in related fields. Comprehensive, authoritative, and indispensable, the Handbook of Autopsy Practice, Third Edition illuminates the practical pathology of disease and readily provides to anatomic and forensic pathologists all the critical information and procedures needed for thorough, accurate autopsy diagnosis and documentation today


I: Autopsy Techniques, Laboratory Procedures, and Data Processing -- 1 Principles of Autopsy Techniques, Immediate and Restricted Autopsies, and Other Special Procedures -- 2 Medicolegal Autopsies and Autopsy Toxicology -- 3 Cardiovascular System -- 4 Tracheobronchial Tree and Lungs -- 5 Esophagus and Abdominal Viscera -- 6 Nervous System -- 7 The Eye and Adnexa -- 8 Skeletal System -- 9 Autopsy Microbiology -- 10 Chromosome Study of Autopsy Tissues -- 11 Autopsy Chemistry -- 12 Autopsy Roentgenology and Other Imaging Techniques -- 13 Autopsy of Bodies Containing Radioactive Materials -- 14 Fixation, Color Preservation, Gross Staining, and Shipping of Autopsy Material -- 15 Museum Techniques and Autopsy Photography -- 16 Organization, Maintenance, and Safety Concerns of the Autopsy Service; Tissue Registries; Interviews With the Next of Kin -- 17 Autopsy Documents, Data Processing, and Quality Assurance -- 18 Autopsy Law -- 19 The State of Autopsy Practice: An Annotated Bibliography -- II: Alphabetic Listing of Diseases and Conditions -- III: Normal Weights and Measurements

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