Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Bernard Henry Spilsbury

  • Forensic medicine and Sir Bernard Spilsbury

    JMS Pearce Hull, England   A forensic autopsy performed to establish the cause of death is an ancient practice.1 In Europe it was preceded by conventional pathology, as started by Herophilus of Chalcedon (335–280 BC)., Medicolegal autopsies to solve legal problems were first performed in Bologna in 1302. During the Middle Ages, physicians’ opinions were…