Short history of the autopsy. Part I. From prehistory to the middle of the 16th century.

@article{Gulczyski2009ShortHO,
  title={Short history of the autopsy. Part I. From prehistory to the middle of the 16th century.},
  author={Jacek Gulczyński and Ewa Izycka-Swieszewska and Marek Grzybiak},
  journal={Polish journal of pathology : official journal of the Polish Society of Pathologists},
  year={2009},
  volume={60 3},
  pages={109-14}
}
We present the first part of work concerning the history of autopsy. During the development of the pathology the role of autopsy was changing. The attitude towards the human body was often a result of struggles between human will to learn and religious beliefs. The knowledge was built upon religious procedures (mummification) through medical and surgical… CONTINUE READING