I am informed that the links provided for the
lecture on AUTOPSY and DEATH CERTIFICATE are dead, and have found some
1. The National Association of Medical
Examiners has revised their site and taken down the tutorial, while they
rebuild: they say: 11/22/02 UNDER REPAIR-EXPECT BROKEN LINKS
(the site is http://www.thename.org/ ) Specific to Texas, you
could take a look at http://www.perfectfit.org/CME/ . CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL have a page
of links at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/about/major/dvs/handbk.htm to
documents on the correct filing of the death certificate (unfortunately
their first one is the same one I gave you!).
CMAJ has also moved! They are now at http://www.cmaj.ca/ with
the search page for articles at http://www.cmaj.ca/search.dtl.
In addition they no longer provide html links,
only PDF copies of actual articles. The article in question is
available at http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/reprint/158/10/1317.pdf .
You need the Adobe Acrobat Reader 5 free from Adobe (download direct by
clicking http://ardownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/acrobatreader/win/5.x/5.1/AcroReader51_ENU_full.exe or
go to text page http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/alternate.html or
A new but worrying factor:regard for autopsy practices as
“violating civil rights” (lawsuit in UK over pediatric autopsies); reflects
a constant fight over “values” over the years coupled with some abuses such