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Panoramic Overview of the Autopsy | Chapter 13 | Current Trends in Medicine and Medical Research Vol. 4

The dissection of dead bodies for medical purposes that is postmortem examination dates back to ages. The human body is vulnerable to various ailments because of its genetic constitution and its immediate environment. The interaction of genetic and environmental forces cause and moderate the severity  of  diseases,  leaving  clinicians  highly  perplexed  in  some  situations.  Postmortem  therefore becomes necessary to  unravel  medical  mysteries  especially remembering that  no two patients are exactly the same and there is virtually no impossibility in medicine. Over the centuries, the autopsy remains  the  ultimate  revealer  of  secrets  and  best  means  to understand hitherto  obscure pathophysiological processes.

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Akinwumi O. Komolafe
Department of Morbid Anatomy and Forensic Medicine, Obafemi  Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, igeria and Department of Morbid Anatomy and Forensic Medicine, Obafemi  Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.

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