A Review of The Coroner's Autopsy

    Volume 30, Issue 1 (January 1985)

    ISSN: 0022-1198


    Published Online: 1 January 1985

    Page Count: 1

    Smith, JH
    Director for Pathology, Toronto, Ontario


    The subtitle of this book, “A Guide to Non-Criminal Autopsies for the General Pathologist,” is sufficient justification for its publication. In Britain, Canada, and, I suspect, the United States, the majority of “coroner's autopsies” are performed by general pathologists operating out of local hospitals. Many of these pathologists have no formal training in forensic pathology and gain experience and hopefully expertise on a case-by-case basis. The difference between a hospital and medicolegal autopsy is essentially one of the approach. The approach to forensic science cases is well-defined in this book.

    Paper ID: JFS10994J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10994J

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    Title A Review of The Coroner's Autopsy
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