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Letters Postmortem examinations

Pathologists and coroners must work together on retaining tissue at necropsy

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 24 August 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e5626
  1. Mary Sheppard, consultant cardiac pathologist1
  1. 1Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust, London SW3 6NP, UK
  1. m.sheppard{at}

Keir Starmer, director of public prosecutions, has expressed serious concerns to the GMC chairman, Peter Rubin, about the initial postmortem examination of Ian Tomlinson.1

Highlighting the role and responsibilities of all medical experts involved in a suspicious death, particularly those of …

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