Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: early Renaissance

  • A detailed depiction of a “crime scene” circa 1455

    Daniel Gelfman Indianapolis, Indiana, United States   The use of forensic science to determine the etiology and manner of death has been attempted for millennia. Early autopsies involved inspection of the deceased individual and possibly an internal examination. The performance of autopsies has been greatly influenced by religious and political forces.1 There is a record…