Science Podcasts

Special episode

Tue, 25th Nov 2008

National Pathology Week - The Autopsy

Toe Tag (c) Dep. Garcia

In the final National Pathology Week podcast, we address the ultimate surgical operation - the Autopsy, or Post Mortem.  Dr Suzy Lishman and Dr Alison Cluroe shed light on the often misunderstood operation that not only tells us how a person died, but provides vital information to help the living.  We get the chance to guess what different autopsy tools are used for (and spot the kitchen-based red herring!), and go through the process of a genuine post mortem.  This is a fascinating and unique view behind closed doors, and not for the faint of heart.

You can find out more about National Pathology Week here:, and learn about the Royal College of Pathologists here:

Theme music - There Is Science In This Child - Tim Donderevo/Intercontinental Music Lab -

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