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"NECROPSIES AND MEDICAL PROGRESS"

"NECROPSIES AND MEDICAL PROGRESS" To the Editor: —Referring to Dr. Ashhurst's letter and your editorial (The Journal, February 19), on the subject of necropsy records in the hospitals, I take the liberty of addressing you concerning some of the Chicago hospital records on account of a slight inaccuracy in your data. In the year 1920 at the Cook County Hospital there were 3,267 deaths, after subtracting stillbirths. Of this number 875 were coroner's cases; in the remainder there were performed 304 additional necropsies. These figures are taken from the pathologist's report. Therefore, 12.7 per cent, of the bodies of patients dying in the Cook County Hospital were examined postmortem by permission. The total necropsy percentage for the year equaled 36.5 per cent. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

"NECROPSIES AND MEDICAL PROGRESS"

JAMA , Volume 76 (10) – Mar 5, 1921

"NECROPSIES AND MEDICAL PROGRESS"

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To the Editor:
—Referring to Dr. Ashhurst's letter and your editorial (The Journal, February 19), on the subject of necropsy records in the hospitals, I take the liberty of addressing you concerning some of the Chicago hospital records on account of a slight inaccuracy in your data. In the year 1920 at the Cook County Hospital there were 3,267 deaths, after subtracting stillbirths. Of this number 875 were coroner's cases; in the remainder there...
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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1921 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1921.02630100047032
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Abstract

To the Editor: —Referring to Dr. Ashhurst's letter and your editorial (The Journal, February 19), on the subject of necropsy records in the hospitals, I take the liberty of addressing you concerning some of the Chicago hospital records on account of a slight inaccuracy in your data. In the year 1920 at the Cook County Hospital there were 3,267 deaths, after subtracting stillbirths. Of this number 875 were coroner's cases; in the remainder there were performed 304 additional necropsies. These figures are taken from the pathologist's report. Therefore, 12.7 per cent, of the bodies of patients dying in the Cook County Hospital were examined postmortem by permission. The total necropsy percentage for the year equaled 36.5 per cent.

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Mar 5, 1921

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