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A Piece of My Mind
August 5, 1998

Autopsy Room

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Edited by Roxanne K. Young, Associate Editor.

JAMA. 1998;280(5):402. doi:10.1001/jama.280.5.402

"You're gonna love this," one of the fourth-year medical students declared as he turned to our group of first-years. It was our second month of medical school and we were still struggling to adjust to the workload. The Clinical Correlation group promised us a taste of clinical medicine amidst the drudgery of biochem and anatomy.

Our CC student leaders had obtained permission for a tour of the New York City Medical Examiner's office. All suspicious deaths—murders, suicides—were investigated there. There was also a museum that wasn't open to the public, but our CC guides knew the back channels.

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