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...
A surprisingly educational gift for me. Must reading for all who take their health seriously, as it stresses the importance of autopsies for the health of surviving members of a family. Something to be learned in every chapter case study, even for those of us who are not in the medical profession.
5つ星のうち 5.0Excellent read2010/3/24
By nina - (Amazon.com)
Loved the joining of human and medical issues in this well written and entertaining book. Read this if you want to know more about why families order private autopsies and what the results can show. Can't wait for the second installment!