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Payment for coroners' postmortem examinations

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 12 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:406

Financial gain is pathetic…

  1. Mary N Sheppard (, consultant pathologist
  1. Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital Trust, London SW3 6NP

    EDITOR—Alcolado remembers as a house officer requesting a postmortem examination and being forced to make it a coroner's at the request of a pathologist.1

    Firstly, let me make it clear that nobody can force someone to make a death into a …

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