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Suicide by Cutting the Throat, 1898
Encircling Gunshot-wound in Brain, 1898
Carbonic-oxide poisoning (Charcoal-fumes) [carbon monoxide], 1898
Suicide through Stabbing, 1898
Heart of a 26-year-old man, perforated by a bullet, New York, 1937
Kidney sliced open to show penetrating stab wound, New York, 1937
Stomach showing splotches due to hemorrhagic gastritis, New York, 1934
Death mask, with wounds added, about 1965
Brain hypostasis, 1864
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Suicide by Cutting the Throat, 1898
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Upon a View of the Body

Suicide by Cutting the Throat, 1898
In atlases and manuals of legal medicine, 19th-century forensic pathologists used pictures and words to show students and colleagues their methodology—a precise inventorying of the condition of the victim's body. Chromolithography, which could render coloration, texture and subtle shading, was particularly well suited to the task
Eduard Ritter von Hofmann, M.D., Atlas of Legal Medicine, Philadelphia, chromolithograph; Artist A. Schmitson
National Library of Medicine