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Back to the Future - Part 1. The medico-legal autopsy from ancient civilization to the post-genomic era.

2017 Jul;131(4):1069-1083. doi: 10.1007/s00414-017-1584-8. Epub 2017 Apr 24.<p>1Department of Legal and Occupational Medicine, Toxicology and Public …

Ancient Civilization

The medical autopsy as quality assurance tool in clinical medicine: dreams and realities

1. Benivieni A (1507) De abditis nonnullis ac mirandis morborum et sanationum causis, Filippo Giunti, Florence<p>2. Bonet T (1679) Sepulchretum sive …

Neurology

Brain put in wrong body among mortuary failures

<b>A person's brain being found in the wrong corpse by an undertaker was among incidents reported by mortuaries from 2014 to 2016, a BBC Freedom of Information request has found.</b><p>There were 278 serious incidents in total in the three-year timespan in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.<p>Accidental …

Physiology

Autopsy

Jewish society calls for removal of London coroner over burial delay

Senior coroner Mary Hassell insists no death will be prioritised on religious grounds and claims staff have been ‘bullied’<p>A Jewish burial service has called for a senior London coroner to be removed after accusing her of causing “anguish and trauma” by bureaucratic delays in a dispute over …

Beneath the Skin

How CNN reported this story<p>Chicago mom Cynthia Lane called CNN in 2016 and asked reporter Rosa Flores to look into her son’s death. That one phone call led to a yearlong investigation and the making of “Beneath The Skin.”<p>Flores and a team of producers consulted with forensic pathologists in …

Corruption

College response to the Chief Coroner’s Annual Report 2016-2017

The shortage of pathologists highlighted in the report, particularly in respect of coronial autopsies, is of great concern. We welcome the Chief …

An Atlas of Skeletal Trauma in Medico-Legal Contexts

The Brain

Clinical Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Ancient Dry Human Mummies Without Rehydration

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Medical Journals
Medical Journals

Osaka hospital steps up under new autopsy law to ease forensic medicine shortage

A hospital in Osaka began performing autopsies to investigate causes of death at police request in April for cases in which foul play is not strongly …

Medicine

Accuracy of non-contrast PMCT for determining cause of death

1.<p>Baglivo M, Winklhofer S, Hatch GM, Ampanozi G, Thali MJ, Ruder TD. The rise of forensic and post-mortem radiology – analysis of the literature …

Autopsy rates in the Netherlands: 35 years of decline. - PubMed

OBJECTIVE:<p>Although the autopsy still is a valuable tool in health statistics, health care quality control, medical education, and biomedical …

[Truth after death]. - PubMed

Diagnosis is central to medicine. In spite of tremendous diagnostic technological advances, no infallible test exists and in the complex diagnostic …

The value of the autopsy in three medical eras. - PubMed

To determine whether advances in diagnostic procedures have reduced the value of autopsies, we analyzed 100 randomly selected autopsies from each of …

The pedagogical value of autopsy

“Where we have been”: Knowledge of human anatomy was acquired through dissections of the human body that may have begun as long as 4000 years ago, in …

The Dawn of Modern Pathology

The declining rate of autopsies worldwide, which has been observed in recent decades, has been extensively debated. Although many reasons have been …

Death of the Autopsy?

Autopsy on Autopilot

Autopsy

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Assessing Structured Light 3D Scanning using Artec Eva for Injury Documentation during Autopsy

<i>Janujah Sivanandan & Eugene Liscio, P. Eng.</i><p>Three-dimensional (3D) scanning is gaining popularity in several forensics and medical settings. The …

The Brain