D. SCHUYLER PULFORD, M.D., F.A.C.P.
That the percentage of autopsies obtained in any hospital or community is in direct proportion to the interest and efforts of the physicians in getting post mortems, is proven by numerous experiences. Some institutions and teaching hospitals have an average of eighty per cent, or more. In most city hospitals permits are exceedingly low, say from five per cent to twenty per cent.
Justifiable pride in ninety per cent autopsies obtained at the Woodland Clinic, for institutional deaths during 1930, and a belief that a discussion of the methods used in obtaining such a high percentage of necropsies will be
PULFORD DS. How to Obtain More Autopsies1. Ann Intern Med. ;5:1315–1320. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-5-10-1315
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1932;5(10):1315-1320.
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