Handbook of Autopsy Practice

Handbook of Autopsy Practice

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In Handbook of Autopsy Practice, Third Edition, Jurgen Ludwig, MD, has painstakingly updated and expanded his recognized masterpiece to create an indispensable and invaluable source of classic and innovative procedures for successful autopsy diagnosis and documentation. The section on autopsy methods has been modernized with current laboratory methods, methods for processing autopsy data, quality assurance procedures, and increased safety precautions for dealing with potentially fatal infectious diseases. The crown jewel of the book - an updated alphabetical listing of diseases and conditions - tabulates, for instant reference during work in the autopsy room, the technical procedures recommended for specific diseases and conditions and the expected findings in these situations. This gold mine of diverse facts and information provides the prosector with critical guidance on what to look for in each case and how to dissect and preserve it. Numerous updated appendices detail organ and body weights and sizes, conversion factors, fetal development tables, and all manner of esoteric information.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 608 pages
  • 220 x 286 x 26mm | 1,859.72g
  • Humana Press Inc.
  • Totowa, NJ, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 180 black & white illustrations, 76 black & white halftones, 104 black & white line drawings
  • 1588291693
  • 9781588291691

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This is a meticulous update of the classic textbook of autopsy practice. Dr. Ludwig's book has taught many generations of pathologists in training to perform autopsies and has served many practicing pathologists as a reference in the autopsy room. Thus it was a pity that it went out of print for the last 10 years or so. The entire pathology community owes Dr. Ludwig a note of gratitude for updating his classic book for the future generations. This is an essential book for all practicing hospital-based pathologists and is absolutely indispensable for residents learning to perform and interpret autopsies. In my opinion this is the best autopsy handbook in the English language and it deserves to be widely read, cherished and used. - Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal ...highly commendable volume...I recommend this book for hospital histopathology departments, where it will be a valuable reference source, and also for forensic departments, where part two is a valuable check list of specimens to take for investigating specific diseases. - Science & Justice From reviews of the earlier editions... comprehensive, informative, and well illustrated. This book belongs on the bookshelf of every anatomic pathologist for use as a manual and reference text. - New England Journal of Medicine it would be sad if every academic department of morbid anatomy and forensic pathology did not have access to the wealth of material in Jurgen Ludwig's masterpiece. - British Medical Journal The Handbook of Autopsy Practice is a must-have for residents, fellows, and pathologists. It's the most helpful on autopsy techniques...I consider it's part 2 indispensable for the pathologist in training. -Cap Today ...Dr. Jurgen Ludwig, now Emeritus Professor of Pathology at the Mayo Medical School, and nine other contributors have produced a volume that is sure to maintain the excellent reputation of the preceding editions...the third edition of the Handbook of Autopsy Practice will also be a valuable aid to pathology residents and pathologist's assistants. Overall, this is an excellent, comprehensive reference that should be included in the libraries of all autopsy services. - Canadian Society of Forensic Science Journal Dr. Ludwig with the help of nine coauthors, has produced a welcome and attractive text which will benefit everyone involved with autopsy pathology. Pediatric and Developmental Pathology ...Handbook of Autopsy Practice is a concise and user-friendly textbook on autopsy practice that can be recommended not only the residents in pathology but also to experienced pathologists. - Annals of Anatomy
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Table of contents

Part I. Autopsy Techniques, Laboratory Procedures, and Data Processing Principles of Autopsy Techniques, Immediate and Restricted Autopsies, and Other Special Procedures Jurgen Ludwig Medicolegal Autopsies and Autopsy Toxicology Vernard I. Adams Cardiovascular System William D. Edwards Tracheobronchial Tree and Lungs Jurgen Ludwig Esophagus and Abdominal Viscera Jurgen Ludwig Nervous System Caterina Giannini and Haruo Okazaki The Eye and Adnexa R. Jean Campbell Skeletal System Jurgen Ludwig Autopsy Microbiology Brenda L. Waters Chromosome Study of Autopsy Tissues Gordon W. Dewald Autopsy Chemistry Vernard I. Adams Autopsy Roentgenology and Other Imaging Techniques Jurgen Ludwig Autopsy of Bodies Containing Radioactive Material Kelly L. Classic Fixation, Color Preservation, Gross Staining, and Shipping of Autopsy Tissues Jurgen Ludwig and Brenda L. Waters Museum Techniques and Autopsy Photography Jurgen Ludwig and William D. Edwards Organization, Maintenance, and Safety Concerns of the Autopsy Service; Tissue Registries; Interviews With the Next of Kin Jurgen Ludwig Autopsy Documents, Data Processing, and Quality Assurance Jurgen Ludwig Autopsy Law Vernard I. Adams and Jurgen Ludwig The State of Autopsy Practice: An Annotated Bibliography Jurgen Ludwig Part II. Alphabetic Listing of Diseases and Conditions Jurgen Ludwig with Vernard I. Adams (Medicolegal and Toxicologic cases), William D. Edwards (Cardiovascular cases), Caterina Giannini (Neuropathologic cases), and Brenda L. Waters (Pediatric and Infectious Disease cases) Organization of Part II. Special Histological Stains Listing Part III. Normal Weights and Measurements Weights and Measurements Hagen Blaszyk, Jurgen Ludwig, and William D. Edwards Weights and Measurements in Fetuses, Infants, Children, and Adolescents Weights and Measurements in Adults Index
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