Dead bodies aren't great at conversation. But they often have important secrets to tell. Forensic pathologists find the clues hidden in a corpse. They examine dead bodies in murder cases and other suspicious deaths. If they're lucky, they find out how, why, and when a person died. Want to know more? Examine some information about these topics: when and how forensic pathologists perform an autopsy; why patients at a Missouri hospital were dying mysteriously; the strange history of autopsies; and whether you might have what it takes to become a forensic pathologist! Book jacket.