As forensic pathology has become the focus of numerous television programs and best-selling novels, more and more people want to understand this medical procedure, including what really happens in an autopsy and why it is so important. In Diagnoses from the Dead, Dr. Richard A. Prayson offers insight into the importance of autopsy as a method for discovering new medical information, how autopsies are done, and what they can reveal about how a person lived and died. It includes historical perspectives, a look at ethical considerations, and reasons for performing an autopsy. This book is a must-read for anyone who is fascinated by what we can learn from the dead.
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June 02, 2009
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