Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Autopsy - What Do We Learn from Corpses?

Kamil Hakan Dogan

Selçuk University

Dr. Kamil Hakan Dogan received his MD and Ph.D. from Gazi University, Turkey. His main research focus is forensic medicine and medical ethics. During his research career, he published over 200 articles, that have been cited more than 700 times.


Forensic Autopsy Medico-Legal Autopsy Medical Autopsy Academic Autopsy Sudden Death Suspicious Death Types of Death Determination of Death Manner of Death Laboratory Techniques Postmortem Changes Causes of Death

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Autopsy remains a benchmark in determining the cause of death and it is a vital tool for teaching anatomy to medical students. If the death is suspicious, the autopsy is performed with the intent of determining the cause and manner of the death although the death scene and autopsy may be horrifying for some people. Death scene investigation, post mortem examination, and autopsy are generally performed for the benefit of the living. A death investigation begins with body examination and evidence collection at the scene and proceeds through history, post mortem examination and autopsy, laboratory tests, and determining the cause and manner of death. Although forensic pathology is the oldest branch of the forensic sciences, today many branches of forensic sciences play a role in solving criminal death cases.

This book intends to present current perspectives on the autopsy procedure with death scene investigation and laboratory analysis steps. It is considered that this book will be useful for forensic pathologists, clinicians, attorneys, law enforcement officers, and medical students.

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Date completed: September 2nd 2021

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Deadline for chapter proposals: September 30th 2021

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Deadline for full chapters: November 29th 2021

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Review results due: February 17th 2022

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Expected publication date: April 18th 2022

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About the editor

Kamil Hakan Dogan

Selçuk University

Kamil Hakan Dogan MD, PhD is a Full Professor and Chair in the Department of Forensic Medicine at Selcuk University, Faculty of Medicine in Turkey. Dr. Dogan received his MD from Gazi University, Faculty of Medicine in 2000. After his extensive research in the forensic medicine field, he received his PhD in Biochemistry in 2012. He gives lectures on Forensic Medicine and Medical Ethics to medical students as well as students of the dentistry and law faculties. He is the editor of four books, a reviewer for several international journals and he has published over 200 articles in refereed journals, chapters in textbooks and abstracts in scientific meetings. His publications have been cited more than 700 times.

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