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This brief manual, written primarily for students, describes in a systematic manner the procedure for conducting a necropsy. The anatomy of the organs and their anatomic relationships with associated structures are emphasized in twenty brief sections. No discussion of any pathologic alterations of the organs is attempted. The principles for a complete necropsy record are stated in the appendix. Two sample records including anatomic and microscopic descriptions are given as examples of a representative report. The book is entirely devoid of illustrations. The medical student and intern will find this a handy book for quick reference.
Nècropsy: A Guide for Students of Anatomic Pathology. JAMA. 1941;117(24):2110. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820500092053