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PATHOLOGY, med. jur. The science or doctrine of diseases. In cases of homicides, abortions, and the like, it is of great consequence to the legal practitioner to be acquainted, in some degree, with pathology. 2 Chit. Pr. 42, note.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Even after this it may not be possible for autopsy surgeon to give opinion in this regard in every case.
The autopsy surgeons, forensic pathologists, and other persons engaged directly or indirectly in conducting postmortem examination are at greater risk of exposure to blood-borne viruses like human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), herpes, hanta virus pulmonary syndrome, small pox, and human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1, as well as bacterial infections such as tuberculosis and infection from other pathogenic organisms [1].
After declaration of brain stem death, cornea can be retrieved in medico-legal cases after observing the procedure prescribed under the law without interfering the functioning of the investigating agencies, autopsy surgeons and the courts of law (16).