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July 4, 1925

Pathologisch-anatomische Sektionsmethode.

JAMA. 1925;85(1):60. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02670010064042

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The author gives a condensed description of the postmortem method used and adopted at the Institute of pathologic Anatomy of the German University of Prague. This method is a combination of the classic methods of Virchow and Rokitansky, and is a modification of Zenker's method first described by Hauser in 1913 in his book, Zenker's Postmortem Technic, and consists in removing from the body the entire system of the organs after a careful examination in situ. The organs of the chest and neck are removed together, and in the same way the organs of the upper abdominal cavity, the organs of the genito-urinary system and so forth. The description of each single organ is supplemented with exact anatomic notes, including the inspection of the blood vessels and the lymphatic system. The author does not give the description of postmortem examination of the bones and joints.

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