By Justin Nobel
April 6th, 2012
A funeral director recently made national news when he revealed that in preparing Trayvon Martin’s body he found no bruises or signs of fight. Further details lie in the autopsy report but the state prosecutor is unwilling to release this evidence to the public, leaving the nation wondering about crucial details in a tragic case. Of course, it’s not the first time an autopsy has attracted so much attention in a criminal investigation, but just where and when did the idea of probing a dead body for clues on how a person died come about in the first place? Autopsy comes from the ancient Greek word autopsia, meaning “to see for oneself”. The practice began 2300 years ago, with a man named Herophilus of Chalcedon.
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Thanks to the HVCC Mortuary Science Alumni & Student Assoc for alerting us to this article.