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May 12, 1956

THE AUTOPSY

JAMA. 1956;161(2):176-177. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970020055021

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Abstract

To the Editor:—  In a sense, as Dr. Starr's guest editorial in The Journal, March 31, stated, the method ofperforming the autopsy has not changed since Virchow. Neither has the method of studying a patient. But just as the latter has become fortified by a wide variety of new accessory methods, so all the new aids are available to the pathologist, if he is interested in pathology and will use them. Postmortem radiological studies, determination of physical constants, photographic methods, perfusions and injections, and above all histochemical methods are available and are used; I have myself used every one of these and others. Especially noteworthy is the field of histochemistry, which has blossomed wonderfully in the last years and will probably bloom forth remarkably in the next few. What is electron microscopy but morphology? I venture timidly to suggest that it would be to everyone's advantage if more electron microscopes

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