Autopsy Room CD-ROM
Publisher: Taylor & Francis | ISBN 0849330599 | June 2004 | CD-ROM | Language: English
Many doctors will issue death certificates at some pointin their career. It is crucial to establish the cause of death accurately to avoid medicolegal problems, undue distress for the relatives, and embarassment for the doctor.; This CD-ROM holds 30 bodies awaiting death certification. Following a brief patient history, the user must investigate each body system for normal and pathological appearance in order to determine the cause of death. Microscopic pictures, radiographs, and results of laboratory tests are also included. This is the CD-ROM version of the first full-color atlas to show the basics of autopsy and how it is used in death investigation. Different from other atlases, which concentrate on specific injury topics, this book focuses on autopsy protocol. More than 500 photographs display all the elements of the procedure, beginning with the external examination, which determines the path of the internal exam. Chapters on microscopic examination, toxicology, and other clinical chemistry reveal how these studies show more than gross dissection. The final chapter assesses the findings of the cases in the book and interprets the cause and manner of death of each subject.