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Letters Coroners

Leadership is needed

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 24 March 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1566
  1. Sebastian B Lucas, professor of pathology
  1. 1Department of Histopathology, St Thomas’ Hospital, London SE1 7EH
  1. sebastian.lucas{at}

    I was saddened by the personal view1 but glad to see Delamothe’s article publicising the coronial system.2 After all, the UK’s best kept medical secret is that 22% of all deaths involve a postmortem examination under a coroner or procurator fiscal. And …

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