Next Society Event
6 November:7 pm
Presidential Address
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With the exception of the Annual Dinner, all meetings will take place at 7 p.m. at the Medical Society of London, 11 Chandos Street, Cavendish Square, London W1G 9EB, followed by a drinks reception.


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Heather Cooper, Mr MAMS Leigh, Professor Sebastian Lucas, Ian Martin
This article is taken from the Medico-Legal Journal, which provides readers with considered and stimulating articles on all aspects of medico-legal theory and practice.
This article looks at the role of the Coroner’s Autopsy in determining a cause of death; and indirectly the role of the coroner and the purpose of the autopsy. The article examines the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death 2006 study, and highlights the main findings. The results of this study raise the question ‘what is the coronial autopsy for?’, and highlights the importance of communication between pathologists and coroners. It finally looks at the Draft Coroners Bill, and explores to what extent government proposals address the present difficulties in the coronial system.
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