Autopsy Pathology: A Manual and Atlas, 3rd Edition

Authors :
Andrew Connolly & Walter E. Finkbeiner & Philip C. Ursell & Richard L. Davis
Date of Publication: 10/2015

A mainstay for pathology residents, Autopsy Pathology is designed with a uniquely combined manual and atlas format that presents today’s most complete coverage of performing, interpreting, and reporting post-mortem examinations. This last ...view more

A mainstay for pathology residents, Autopsy Pathology is designed with a uniquely combined manual and atlas format that presents today’s most complete coverage of performing, interpreting, and reporting post-mortem examinations. This lasting and useful medical reference book offers a practical, step-by-step approach to discussing not only the basics of the specialty, but the performance of specialized autopsy procedures as well.

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A mainstay for pathology residents, Autopsy Pathology is designed with a uniquely combined manual and atlas format that presents today’s most complete coverage of performing, interpreting, and reporting post-mortem examinations. This lasting and useful medical reference book offers a practical, step-by-step approach to discussing not only the basics of the specialty, but the performance of specialized autopsy procedures as well.


New to this edition
  • Offers expanded coverage of microscopic anatomy.
  • Includes a chapter on performing special dissection procedures that may not be covered during a typical residency.
  • Examines important techniques, such as autopsy photography and radiology, microscopic examination, supplemental laboratory studies, and other investigative approaches.
  • Addresses the latest legal, social, and ethical issues relating to autopsies, as well as quality improvement and assurance.
  • Presents more than 600 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.
  • Improved images in the Atlas section provide greater visual understanding.
  • Additional online features include dissection videos demonstrating autopsy techniques; downloadable, commonly used forms for autopsy reports; and calculators for weights and measures.
  • Expert Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience offers access to all of the text, figures, images, videos, forms, calculators, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

Key Features
  • 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, which captures the appearance of the complete spectrum of autopsy findings.

Author Information
By Andrew J Connolly, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California ; Walter E. Finkbeiner, MD, PhD, 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 C. Ursell, MD, Professor, Department of Pathology, University of California, San Francisco, Director of Autopsy Service,Moffitt-Long Hospital, San Francisco, CA and Richard L. Davis, MD, Professor Emeritus, Department of Pathology, University of California, San Francisco, California