What is a pathologist?
Answer - Pathologists are physicians trained in the medical specialty of pathology, which is the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis of disease and causes of death by means of laboratory examination of body fluids (clinical pathology), cell samples (cytology) and tissues (pathologic anatomy). The autopsy is the procedure utilized to study the dead. It is primarily a systematic external and internal examination for the purposes of diagnosing disease and determining the presence or absence of injury. In modern times, chemical analysis of body fluids for medical information as well as analysis for drugs and poisons would be part of any autopsy on a dead body coming under the jurisdiction of the medical examiner or coroner.