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Beginning with a brief historical introduction which sketches the influence of the necropsy upon clinical medicine, this manual proceeds with a detailed consideration of the methods employed in the systematic postmortem examination. The clinical methods of Virchow and Rokitansky are used as the basis of the discussion with alternative procedures mentioned when indicated. The exposition is detailed and clear. Helpful illustrations are included from time to time. A brief reference to the problems presented by the medico-legal postmortem is given, but the reader is referred to other sources for more complete information. Because of the author's experience, the section devoted
The Postmortem Examination.. Ann Intern Med. 1937;11:1067. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-11-6-1067_1
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