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Some observations on a post mortem procedure



During my fourth year in medical school, we were required to record the procedure for post-mortems. I remember the morgue where the bodies were kept, and the large hall where the PMs were conducted by the pathologist on call. It was a procedure carried out with surgical precision and with attention paid to every detail. Though the Christian Medical College at Vellore did not deal with medico-legal cases, we did do PMs in certain circumstances. These were used as an opportunity to learn more about disease and to expand our knowledge of medicine. This was in the mid-1980s.

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