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Resurgence in memorial postmortem photography?

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 17 March 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1063
  1. Patrick B M Burch, GPVTS SHO1
  1. 1Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne NE7 7DN
  1. Patrick.Burch{at}

    During a night shift I was called to confirm the expected death of an elderly male patient on an open ward. The relatives were expecting a doctor to come, and they got up to temporarily leave the bay when they saw me arrive. As they were leaving, …

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