In Handbook of Autopsy Practice, Third Edition, Jurgen Ludwig, MD, has painstakingly updated and expanded his recognized "masterpiece" to create an indispensable and invaluable source of classic and innovative procedures for successful autopsy diagnosis and documentation. The section on autopsy methods has been modernized with current laboratory methods, methods for processing autopsy data, quality assurance procedures, and increased safety precautions for dealing with potentially fatal infectious diseases. The crown jewel of the book-an updated alphabetical listing of diseases and conditions-tabulates, for instant reference during work in the autopsy room, the technical procedures recommended for specific diseases and conditions and the expected findings in these situations. This gold mine of diverse facts and information provides the prosector with critical guidance on what to look for in each case and how to dissect and preserve it. Numerous updated appendices detail organ and body weights and sizes, conversion factors, fetal development tables, and all manner of esoteric information.