Forensic pathology

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Forensic pathology is that branch of medicine which investigates death, especially when there are circumstances which suggest that the death may not have been natural

In particular there may be a requirement to establish:


  • Who- identify the deceased
  • What- clarify the circumstances, e.g suicide, homicide, accident
  • Why- cause of death
  • Where- may need to consider multiple sites if body has been moved