"Autopsies are more important than ever. Here’s what they can tell us." - Sara Kiley Watson
Autopsies are one of the ways that pathologists in hospitals and government agencies can investigate someone’s cause of death. Especially in the case of forensic autopsies, an external examination is done before anyone dives into investigating a body’s insides, says Mary Fowkes, a professor of pathology at Mount Sinai and a spokesperson for the College of American Pathologists.