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Cover of: The Final Diagnosis by Boris Datnow, Claire Datnow


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About the Book

Ordinary people suffering extraordinary demises, no cops, no criminals, just the laying bare of the human body and the final diagnosis of the cause and nature of death. The Final Diagnosis opens a window into the why's and how's and intimate details of the autopsy procedure, and the skill and dedication of the investigative pathologist in solving death's medical mysteries. Hard science resolves the mysteries; however, it is the humanity of the families that touches the heart. Like a good mystery, each case is salted with clues to help the reader solve the final cause of death-revealed only at the end. Written in accessible and entertaining style, the autopsy cases explore important issues many of us will face: When is an autopsy necessary? How to find peace of mind or assuage guilt when a loved one dies in strange circumstances? Who will best take care of an elderly family member?

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The Final Diagnosis
What The Autopsy Reveals About Life and Death

Published 2010 by Media Mint Publishing in Birmingham, Alabama USA .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

1 The Final Dialysis
2 A Case of Persistent Anemia
3 A Veteran of the Gulf War
4 Midnight Emergency
5 Sawdust Man
6 Death by Motorcycle?
7 Guilt by Transference
8 Denial
9 Double Indemnity
10 A Subtle Form of Neglect
11 The Homeless Rastafarian
12 Exhaustive Mania
13 A Case of Outrage
14 The Exhumation of Wiley Root
Future Diagnosis

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Number of pages
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches
10 ounces


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    Boris Datnow

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