Diagnoses from the Dead by Richard Prayson
The Book of Autopsy

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As forensic pathology has become the focus of numerous television programs and best-selling novels, more and more people want to understand this medical procedure, including what really happens in an autopsy and why it is so important. In Diagnoses from the Dead, Dr. Richard A. Prayson offers insight into the importance of autopsy as a method of discovering new medical information, how autopsies are done, and what they can reveal about how a person lived and died. It includes historical perspectives, a look at ethical considerations, and reasons for performing an autopsy. This book is a must-read for anyone who is fascinated by what we can learn from the dead.

About Richard Prayson

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Richard A. Prayson, MD, is the section head of neuropathology at Cleveland Clinic. He also works with Cleveland Clinic’s Anatomic Pathology and Neurological Surgery departments, as well as its Brain Tumor Institute. Dr. Prayson earned his medical degree at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and joined Cleveland Clinic in 1993.
Published June 2, 2009 by Kaplan Publishing. 168 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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