An atlas of scanning electronic microscopy (SEM) may turn out to be useful for studying the many issues that are submitted to the coroner’s attention. It may also offer interesting ideas to experts of biomedical subjects who are still interested in pushing back the frontiers of scientific explanation. Many of these are at the limits of disciplines that today are contiguous, and had, until a short time ago, been separated by distances that were more apparent than substantial, in the tumultuous implementation of the models designed to explain the technologies.
Forensic medicine, which has always acted as a sort of bridge between Science and Law, must be applied to creating a dialogue between the most heterogeneous explanatory models, it is hardly surprising that lying at the heart of the need to explain a given fact for the demand of Justice at times the need arises, worryingly, to deal with the problem of a mandatory adjustment to the model of scientific explanation. Electronic microscopy, and in particular scanning microscopy, well lends itself to exemplifying this aspect, being an instrument of inquiry that produces new ideas on the coherence of the explanatory models thanks to the chance it offers up to the researcher to trawl through biological reality.
Hence, this text offers both the specialist and the student of Medicine the crucial presence of a boundary between new horizons of technology and suggestions of epistemological reappraisal.