With respect to the ultimate medical audit, an autopsy can be distinguished by five different causes of death: natural, accidental, murderous, suicidal, or indeterminate. Not everyone receives an autopsy after death; In a case where suspicious circumstances surround death, a medical examiner or coroner may order an autopsy without the consent of the next of kin. If your family still has doubts about what killed you, you can apply for the procedure, but you must pay the cost ($ 2.50 to $ 5,000) yourself.
In the last 2,500 years, mystic medicine has vanished art for the right science, including the field of pathology and the search for what the body of a person can tell us, how they died. Autopsies can give answers ̵
460-370 BC Still no autopsies During this time, however, the Greek physician Hippocrates argued that diseases had natural rather than supernatural causes. He justifies the humorous theory: four wise men, black bile, yellow bile, mucus and blood, form the human body. All illnesses and disabilities are the result of an imbalance in the proportion of humors to the elements in the body.
367-282 BC. Ptolemy I Soter, King of Egypt, He advocates pathological anatomy and founds the great university and library in Alexandria. He is the first ruler to allow doctors to cut and examine bodies for learning purposes. Most early dissections were performed on executed criminals. The king even participated in the sections.
335-280 BC Herophilus of Chalcedon, a Greek physician who is considered to be the first anatomist, carries out regular autopsies on humans and animals in Alexandria and records a treatise on human anatomy. He introduces many of the scientific concepts that have been used to date to describe anatomical phenomena and was responsible for discovering the anatomical distinction between arteries and veins as well as the existence and difference between motor and sensory nerves.
310-250 BC. Erasistratus denies the prevalent "humor" theory and argues that disease is caused by changes in the organs. Despite the fact that he had misinformed the circulation of the blood, he found that the heart prevented blood from refluxing and that the epiglottis covered the trachea during swallowing.
44 BC The first recorded autopsy takes place when Antistius, after his murder, examines Julius Caesar's body and determines which of the 23 stab wounds proved fatal. It was a wound on the chest that broke Caesar's aorta.