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Death Investigation in America

Coroners, Medical Examiners, and the Pursuit of Medical Certainty

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$68.50 • £54.95 • €61.50

ISBN 9780674034532

Publication Date: 10/30/2009


300 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


  • Introduction
  • 1. Good and Lawful Men
  • 2. Rockefeller Philanthropy and the Harvard Dream
  • 3. A Model Law
  • 4. Creating an Identity
  • 5. In Search of Authority
  • 6. Autonomy Challenged
  • 7. Beyond Vital Statistics
  • 8. The Road to Demedicalization
  • 9. The Popularization of Forensic Pathology
  • 10. In Search of Reasonable Medical Certainty
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Select Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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