Margaret A.WinkerMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Interim CoeditorIndividualAuthor
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To the Editor: Dr
Lundberg1 has an overly simplistic solution to a problem
whose root cause he neglected or deliberately avoided. I am a solo
pathologist, practicing in a 60-bed district hospital. The hospital has
no morgue facility, so autopsies are performed at the local mortuary. I
am the medical director of both the clinical laboratory and blood gas
laboratory, but I receive no compensation for this service. My practice
is financed strictly on surgical pathology.
Machin T. Autopsy Rates and Diagnosis. JAMA. 1999;281(23):2181. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-281-23-jac90005