The Autopsy: Medical Practice and Public Policy. Ann Intern Med. 1989;110:754. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-110-9-754_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1989;110(9):754.
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A vivacious, entertaining, and informative presentation is not what one might expect on the topic of autopsy, but such a presentation is what is offered in this book. From the history of autopsy with its influence on modern medicine to its slow decline and near demise in the wake of advanced medical technology and knowledge to the proposals for its exhumation, the authors present a clear, passionate, yet intellectually honest and undogmatic account.
The authors maintain that, through the use of autopsy, medicine developed a scientific foundation based on empiric methods. However, the benefits derived from autopsy soon appeared equaled
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