Back to the Future - Part 1. The medico-legal autopsy from ancient civilization to the post-genomic era.

Détails

ID Serval
serval:BIB_3873427EB871
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Synthèse (review): revue aussi complète que possible des connaissances sur un sujet, rédigée à partir de l'analyse exhaustive des travaux publiés.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Back to the Future - Part 1. The medico-legal autopsy from ancient civilization to the post-genomic era.
Périodique
International journal of legal medicine
Auteur(s)
Cecchetto G., Bajanowski T., Cecchi R., Favretto D., Grabherr S., Ishikawa T., Kondo T., Montisci M., Pfeiffer H., Bonati M.R., Shokry D., Vennemann M., Ferrara S.D.
ISSN
1437-1596 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0937-9827
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
07/2017
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
131
Numéro
4
Pages
1069-1083
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Review
Publication Status: ppublish
Résumé
Part 1 of the review "Back to the Future" examines the historical evolution of the medico-legal autopsy and microscopy techniques, from Ancient Civilization to the Post-Genomic Era. In the section focusing on "The Past", the study of historical sources concerning the origins and development of the medico-legal autopsy, from the Bronze Age until the Middle Ages, shows how, as early as 2000 BC, the performance of autopsies for medico-legal purposes was a known and widespread practice in some ancient civilizations in Egypt, the Far East and later in Europe. In the section focusing on "The Present", the improvement of autopsy techniques by Friedrich Albert Zenker and Rudolf Virchow and the contemporary development of optical microscopy techniques for forensic purposes during the 19th and 20th centuries are reported, emphasizing, the regulation of medico-legal autopsies in diverse nations around the world and the publication of international guidelines or best practices elaborated by International Scientific Societies. Finally, in "The Future" section, innovative robotized and advanced microscopy systems and techniques, including their possible use in the bio-medicolegal field, are reported, which should lead to the improvement and standardization of the autopsy methodology, thereby achieving a more precise identification of natural and traumatic pathologies.

Mots-clé
Bio-Medicolegal sciences, Forensic autopsy, Forensic histopathology, Forensic pathology, Guidelines, Medico-legal autopsy
Pubmed
Web of science
Création de la notice
29/04/2017 16:38
Dernière modification de la notice
20/08/2019 14:27
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