Postmortem reports provide valuable information

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6983.870c (Published 01 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:870
  1. C E Keen
  1. Consultant pathologist Department of Histopathology, Lewisham Hospital, London SE13 6LH

    EDITOR,—Malcolm Chiswick's editorial1 and Patrick H T Cartlidge and colleagues' paper2 raise the profile of postmortem examinations of fetuses, neonates, and infants. The term perinatal postmortem examination may imply that postmortem examination of younger fetuses is less important. The contrary is the case—for example, many terminations of pregnancy for abnormalities detected …

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