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Postmortem Postmodernists

Postmortem Postmodernists

The Afterlife of the Author in Recent Narrative

  • Author: Laura E. Savu
  • Publisher: Associated University Presse
  • ISBN: 9780838641811
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 290
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This book scrutinizes the genre of the author-as-character with respect to three broad issues--authorship, the posthumous, and cultural revisionism--that arise in reading such works from a contemporary perspective. Late twentieth-century fiction "postmodernizes" romantic and modern authors not only to understand them better, but also to understand itself in relation to a past (literary tradition, aesthetic paradigms, cultural formations, etc.) that has not really passed. Penelope Fitzgerald's The Blue Flower, Peter Ackroyd's The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde and Chatterton, Peter Carey's Jack Maggs, Michael Cunningham's The Hours, Colm Toibin's The Master, and Geoff Dyer's Out of Sheer Rage: Wrestling with D. H. Lawrence--"the mighty dead" (Harold Bloom) are brought back to life, reanimated and bodied forth in new textual bodies that project a post-modern understanding of the author as a historically and culturally contingent subjectivity constructed along the lines of gender, sexual orientation, class, and nationality. Laura E. Savu is a lecturer at the University of Bucharest.

Postmortem

Postmortem

How Medical Examiners Explain Suspicious Deaths

  • Author: Stefan Timmermans
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226803996
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 367
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As elected coroners were replaced by medical examiners with scientific training, the American public became fascinated with their work. From the grisly investigations showcased on highly rated television shows like CSI to the bestselling mysteries that revolve around forensic science, medical examiners have never been so visible—or compelling. They, and they alone, solve the riddle of suspicious death and the existential questions that come with it. Why did someone die? Could it have been prevented? Should someone be held accountable? What are the implications of ruling a death a suicide, a homicide, or an accident? Can medical examiners unmask the perfect crime? Postmortem goes deep inside the world of medical examiners to uncover the intricate web of social, legal, and moral issues in which they operate. Stefan Timmermans spent years in a medical examiner's office following cases, interviewing examiners, and watching autopsies. While he relates fascinating cases here, he is also more broadly interested in the cultural authority and responsibilities that come with being a medical examiner. How medical examiners speak to the living on behalf of the dead is Timmermans's subject, revealed here in the day-to-day lives of the examiners themselves. “Postmortem is a wake-up call to forensic pathology. . . .This book should be viewed as provocative, rather than threatening, and should be a stimulus for important discussions and action by the forensic pathology community.”—Journal of the American Medical Association

Postmortem

Postmortem

  • Author: Patricia Cornwell
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 9781439187517
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 352
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Under cover of night in Richmond, Virginia, a human monster strikes, leaving a gruesome trail of stranglings that has paralyzed the city. Medical examiner Kay Scarpetta suspects the worst: a deliberate campaign by a brilliant serial killer whose signature offers precious few clues. With an unerring eye, she calls on the latest advances in forensic research to unmask the madman. But this investigation will test Kay like no other, because it's being sabotaged from within and someone wants her dead.

Techinician's Guide For Postmortem Examinations

Techinician's Guide For Postmortem Examinations

Practical Guidelines For The Applicaion Of Postmortem Procedures And Their Techniques

  • Author: William R. Ferguson
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1462801218
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 152
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This book will empower those readers with the necessary knowledge that is crucially important in the performance of any autopsy. With a basic understanding of anatomy and physiology will now arm my readers with the proper medical vernacular which will necessitate an understanding of these time tested procedures. These outlined and time-tested techniques are an indispensable reference source for any aspiring Pathology Technician. During my working career with each of these varied pathology services, I developed and wrote a number of technical procedures for each of them which now qualified me as a true professional within each of these anatomical communities. This books focal readership is for the Pathology Technician, Anatomical Pathology Technician, Forensic Pathology Technician and those in the Mortuary Sciences, so that they can become educated and not inundated by the seemingly daunting tasks and demands in gross anatomy and pathology. My surgical prowess and my ability to teach others these skill sets has been a very rewarding and still considered one of my personal testimonials as an educator.

The Postmortem Brain in Psychiatric Research

The Postmortem Brain in Psychiatric Research

  • Author: Galila Agam,Ian P. Everall,Robert Haim Belmaker
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1475736312
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 404
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Because of the dearth of experimental animal models of psychiatric disorders, the study of the effect of the disease state is only possible in tissue derived from patients vs. controls, especially in the target tissue of disease-related changes in the brain. The human postmortem brain offers the most appropriate experimental paradigm towards understanding the etiology of psychiatric disorders. The availability of post-mortem human samples from psychiatric patients and comparison groups in recent years has contributed prominently to the accumulating body of information leading to a better understanding of these disorders. This is the first book to summarize this research approach and the meaningful data which has recently been acquired.

Atlas of Postmortem Angiography

Atlas of Postmortem Angiography

  • Author: Silke Grabherr,Jochen M. Grimm,Axel Heinemann
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319285378
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 602
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This atlas of postmortem angiography provides a summary of techniques that have been developed and used in order to visualize the human vascular system. The indications, advantages, limitations, and pitfalls of the different techniques are explained in detail through the use of examples from real cases and a wealth of informative images, as well as knowledge from the latest scientific works. Helpful recommendations are made concerning interpretation of the obtained radiological images, which will allow readers to start their own work in the field of post-mortem angiography or to ease and improve their practice. The atlas has been edited and written by members of an international working group created in 2012, “Technical Working Group Post-mortem Angiography Methods” (TWGPAM), who for the first time summarize their experiences concerning this new approach. Since findings explaining the reasons for both natural and traumatic death are often hidden within the vascular system, post-mortem angiography is of the highest importance in elucidating cause of death and may represent the key to minimally invasive autopsy. ​

Postmortem

Postmortem

  • Author: Annette Burget Bailey
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 0595258425
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 164
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POSTMORTEM Will Henderson lived a lonely, dinner for one existence; a professed bachelor and twenty-five year veteran of the United States Postal Service, he faithfully weaved his way through the multi-cultural Mission District, delivering countless bank statements, credit card bills, and even an occasional love letter spattered in bright red lipstick. His love affair with the Postal Service was indeed a lasting one; longer, and by all accounts, happier than most marriages. Still, despite his passion for all things postal—he rarely engaged with any one of his nameless recipients; cursory glances were somehow his specialty. However, there was one exception. Emily Everington remained somehow different; a kindly eccentric widow who formerly ran Mission Heights, the only fully renovated bed and breakfast in the district. Little did he know their lives would become forever linked that balmy, fateful July day; his so-called ordinary existence was about to take an extraordinary turn, leading him down a macabre pathway fraught with seduction, betrayal and death…

Postmortem Fingerprinting and Unidentified Human Remains

Postmortem Fingerprinting and Unidentified Human Remains

  • Author: Marzena Mulawka
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317521943
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 120
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Fingerprint identification is the most efficient, rapid, and cost-effective forensic identification modality. Postmortem Fingerprinting and Unidentified Human Remains is a consolidated and thorough guide to the recovery, identification, and management of unidentified postmortem fingerprint records - topics from postmortem fingerprint processing to database submission and case management are discussed. Additionally, a postmortem processing workflow is described, which delineates various basic and advanced fingerprint recovery techniques used to acquire examination-quality records. Furthermore, Postmortem Fingerprinting and Unidentified Human Remains discusses the complexity of antemortem fingerprint databases and how to access each database for humanitarian purposes, bringing a modern value perspective to the topic.

Postmortem Toxicology of Abused Drugs

Postmortem Toxicology of Abused Drugs

  • Author: Steven B. Karch, MD, FFFLM
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 9781420054545
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 216
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Extracted from the Drug Abuse Handbook, 2nd edition, to give you just the information you need at an affordable price. Postmortem Toxicology of Abused Drugs considers the role of toxicology in the investigation of homicide, suicide, accident, natural death, and overdose. It gives practical insights and case reviews on conducting toxicology tests and completing toxicology reports. It explains chain of custody; specimen collection and security; sampling of blood, urine, bile, and vitreous humor; and the selection of post-mortem specimens. Analyzing various testing procedures, the book covers simple chemical tests, microdiffusion tests, chromatography, spectroscopy, and more. It also discusses methods and strategies for analysis; and covers quality assurance protocols and controls. To help avoid common pitfalls, the text demonstrates the proper interpretation of postmortem drug levels based on knowledge of pharmacokinetics, metabolism, and pharmacogenetics; post-mortem redistribution and diffusion; and other considerations such as synergistic toxicity, and drug instability. Heavily referenced and containing several tables, figures, and useful appendices, this book is a handy reference for forensic scientists and medical examiners involved with death investigation.

Postmortem for a Postmodernist

Postmortem for a Postmodernist

  • Author: Arthur Asa Berger
  • Publisher: Rowman Altamira
  • ISBN: 9780761989110
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 176
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You are invited to join the dectective Solomon Hunter in his hunt for knowledge and a killer. Ettore Gnocchi, the famed postmodern theorist, has been murdered at his own dinner party. To find out who killed Gnocchi, Hunter must first explore postmodernism itself.