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Autopsy - A Screenwriter's Guide FAQ



Frequently Asked Questions about a narrative account of a routine postmortem examination as performed by a pathologist on a patient who has died in hospital. It is aimed at screenwriters, novelists, and other interested individuals.

This FAQ about a narrative account of a routine postmortem examination as performed by a pathologist on a patient who has died in hospital, aimed at screenwriters, novelists, and other interested individuals was compiled and written by Edward O. Uthman uthman@neosoft.com with numerous contributions by others.

(c) 1994-96, Edward O. Uthman. This material may be reformatted and/or freely distributed via online services or other media, as long as it is not substantively altered. Authors, educators, and others are welcome to use any ideas presented herein, but I would ask for acknowledgment in any published work derived therefrom.

-01 Purpose (Autopsy - A Screenwriter's Guide)
The purpose of this paper is to make available ...
-02 Background (Autopsy - A Screenwriter's Guide)
Most patients who die in the hospital do not ...
-03 Dramatis personae (Autopsy - A Screenwriter's Guide)
Immediately before the autopsy, the body is removed from ...
-04 The external examination (Autopsy - A Screenwriter's Guide)
The body is taken from the cooler by the diener and ...
-05 Opening the trunk (Autopsy - A Screenwriter's Guide)
The diener takes a large scalpel and makes the incision ...
-06 Removing the organs of the trunk (Autopsy - A Screenwriter's Guide)
The most typical method of organ removal is called ...
-07 Removing the brain (Autopsy - A Screenwriter's Guide)
The diener takes the body block out from under the patient'...
-08 Examination of the organs of the trunk (Autopsy - A Screenwriter's Guide)
At the dissection table, the prosector typically ...
-09 Closing up and releasing the body (Autopsy - A Screenwriter's Guide)
After all the above procedures are performed, the body ...
-10 Finishing up (Autopsy - A Screenwriter's Guide)
After the funeral home has been called, the diener cleans ...
-11 After the autopsy (Autopsy - A Screenwriter's Guide)
Days to weeks later, the processed microscopic slides ...
-12 The brain-cutting (Autopsy - A Screenwriter's Guide)
Remember the brain? We left it suspended in a big jar ...









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