Consented Autopsy-Never-Failing yet Ever FallingAngus Turnbull1*# and Michael Osborn2#
- *Corresponding Author:
- Angus Turnbull
Imperial College School of Medicine
Sir Alexander Fleming Building
South Kensington Campus, London, SW7 2AZ, UK
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: April 07, 2016; Accepted date: May 25, 2016; Published date: June 01, 2016
Citation: Turnbull A, Osborn M (2016) Consented Autopsy-Never-Failing yet Ever Falling. J Med Surg Pathol 1:128. doi:10.4172/jmsp.1000128
Copyright: © 2016 Turnbull A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Consented autopsy has facilitated medical advances for five millennia and continues to deliver in modern 21st century medicine. Despite the extensive worldwide decline in consented autopsy over recent decades many studies demonstrate their continual importance in many domains of medicine including diagnostics, clinical correlation, pathogenesis research, education and benefits to the grieving family. The medical community must decide if this tried and tested method should be reinvigorated or left to fade into medical history.