[Armed Forces] Autopsy Manual (1981)
[Armed Forces] Autopsy Manual (1981) [Army – 8-300, Navy – NAVMED P-5065, Air Force AFM 160-19] – http://www.med.navy.mil/directives/Pub/5065.pdf
Representative questions that can be answered with this resource:
- What does a chain of custody sheet look like?
- What’s the distinction between “cause of death” and “manner of death?”
- What’s the proper way to dissect a heart?
- How should one remove a brain for examination?
- What sort of supplies should you expect to find in an autopsy room?
This is an all-service manual for autopsy procedures. This 130 page guide is broken up into these seven chapters plus appendices
- Technique of the autopsy (including organ removal)
- Pediatric autopsies with special reference to infants and fetuses
- Aircraft accident autopsies
- Special procedures (including photography and the handling radioactive cadavers and specimens)
- Objectives of the medicolegal autopsy
- Selection and preservation of tissues for further study and museum purposes
- Appendix A – References
- Appendix B – Equipment and supplies
- Appendix C – Tables of average weights and measurements