From the Director’s Desk

Posted by on Dec 24, 2015 in Blog, From the Director's Desk | No Comments
From the Director’s Desk

Happy Holidays. This late fall and past year have been full of concerning news over a number of police shootings. While our role at Autopsy Center is to focus on medical cause of death, we would be in remiss if we did not comment on the important events and changes taking place in our cities, […]

Sleuth It – The Case Without Findings

Posted by on Dec 23, 2015 in Blog, Cases, Education, Sleuth It | No Comments
Sleuth It – The Case Without Findings

Click here to skip to discussion. A 44 year old man dies suddenly after a night of “partying.” The coroner has made her evaluation but declined to perform an autopsy. The two sons request an independent autopsy, which you perform. The body is thin, but well nourished. There is no evidence of trauma and the […]

Autopsy Theater – Fox 32 Chicago coverage of “The Autopsy Talks”

Posted by on Dec 6, 2015 in Blog | No Comments
Autopsy Theater – Fox 32 Chicago coverage of “The Autopsy Talks”

View Fox News’s video on “The Autopsy Talks” and read the accompanying piece by Ariel Cheung in DNAinfo.

Commentary – The Laquan McDonald Shooting

Posted by on Nov 27, 2015 in Blog | 2 Comments
Commentary – The Laquan McDonald Shooting

On October 20, 2014, Laquan McDonald died after multiple gun shots from a Chicago police officer. A year later on November 24, 2015, a video of the event was released to the public. How does a neutral service like Autopsy Center participate in the discussion of the Laquan McDonald shooting? By sharing truths. I’m going […]

From the Director’s Desk

Posted by on Oct 29, 2015 in Blog | No Comments
From the Director’s Desk

Join us opening night, November 4, at Theater Wit to experience our critically acclaimed autopsy seminar. We are delighted to expand our seminar into our new theater space. The event is an interactive slideshow and discussion for the public, as seen in Time Out Chicago, AV Club, Life Matters Media and others. Wondering if it’s […]

New event venue – Theater Wit

Posted by on Oct 16, 2015 in Blog | No Comments
New event venue – Theater Wit

We are excited to expand our Autopsy Seminar into Chicago’s Theater Wit in Lakeview. An exciting, professional presence in Chicago, Theater Wit will host our growing numbers of curious attendees — nearly 1000 to date. Join us for our informative, engaging discussion and slideshow on the autopsy. And be sure to take advantage of Theater […]

Top Viewed Post: Greenfield Filter with Clot

Posted by on Sep 29, 2015 in Blog | No Comments
Top Viewed Post:  Greenfield Filter with Clot

What is shown? Shown (right photo) is a piece of metal wiring with blood clot trapped in it. The device is called a Greenfield filter. It’s about two inches long altogether. The left picture shows the device where it was found – in the inferior vena cava (dashed lines). The inferior vena has been opened […]

From the Director’s Desk

Posted by on Sep 19, 2015 in Blog | No Comments
From the Director’s Desk

Our on-line Q & A series for the public continues with another event scheduled for Tuesday, September 22 at 12 noon central time. Please join us for our live-response session held on our Facebook page. The topic for this event is infectious disease death. If you know someone who has died from a pneumonia or […]

The Independent Autopsy or Private Autopsy – and Your Rights

Posted by on Sep 1, 2015 in Bereavement, Blog, Education, Essays | No Comments
The Independent Autopsy or Private Autopsy – and Your Rights

Most people understand that autopsies can be performed by the hospital or by the coroner (or medical examiner). In the first instance, the usual story is that the patient has died in the hospital. Then the hospital (or health care provider) may ask the family to authorize an autopsy. The purpose of the autopsy is […]

Join us September 22 at noon for our next online Q & A

Posted by on Aug 31, 2015 in Blog | No Comments
Join us September 22 at noon for our next online Q & A

Our series, Online Q & A with Autopsy Center, continues in September. Event date: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 @ noon Topic: Infectious Disease Death Have you known someone with pneumonia or a bed sore? Are you curious to know what the autopsy can teach in these cases and others like them? Log in for our […]

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