Autopsy Pathology: A Manual and Atlas

2nd Edition

Expert Consult - Online and Print

Authors: Walter Finkbeiner Philip Ursell Richard Davis
Hardcover ISBN: 9781416054535
eBook ISBN: 9781437719710
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 10th February 2009
Page Count: 441


This how-to guide presents today's most complete coverage of performing, interpreting, and reporting post-mortem examinations. In addition to discussing the basics of the specialty, this lasting and useful reference features information on the performance of specialized autopsy procedures. The material is divided into two sections for ease of use: a manual covering specific autopsy procedures, biosafety, generation of autopsy reports, preparation of death certificates, and other essential subjects; and an atlas, organized by organ system, that captures the appearance of the complete spectrum of autopsy findings. The updated second edition features a new chapter on the popular topic of forensic pathology and the Expert Consult functionality allows you to access the entire contents of the book online.

Key Features

  • Focuses on hospital autopsy, while also providing a brief introduction to forensic autopsy.
  • Examines autopsy photography and radiology, microscopic examination, supplemental laboratory studies, and other investigative approaches.
  • Includes a chapter on performing special dissection procedures that are usually not covered during a typical residency.
  • Presents over 590 full-color photographs depicting common gross and microscopic autopsy findings for every part of the body.
  • Correlates pathologic findings with their clinical causes to enhance diagnostic accuracy.


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About the Author

Walter Finkbeiner

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Pathology, University of California, San Francisco, Chief of Pathology, Department of Anatomic Pathology, San Francisco General Hospital, Chief of Pathology at the SFGH Endowed Chair, San Francisco, California

Philip Ursell

Professor, Department of Pathology, University of California, San Francisco, Director, Autopsy Service, Moffitt-Long Hospital, San Francisco, California

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Pathology, University of California, San Francisco, Director of Autopsy Service,Moffitt-Long Hospital, San Francisco, CA

Richard Davis

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus, Department of Pathology, University of California, San Francisco, California