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References for Post-Mortem Examination or Autopsy

Author: Dr. Nithin Jayan

Editor: Dr. Sunil Shroff

Technically Checked by: Lingaraj

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srmcurology Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Did you know that Legionnaire's disease was discovered as a result of autopsy. In 1976 34 of the 221 delegates died when they attended an American Legion conference in Philadelphia. Food poisoning was ruled out and after this it became apparent that they had inhaled a bacterium Legionella on autopsies.

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