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September 2, 1974

The Autopsy and The Cause of Death

JAMA. 1974;229(10):1286. doi:10.1001/jama.1974.03230480014013

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To the Editor.—  The recent EDITORIAL by Dr. Hussey, entitled "The Cause of Death" (229:75, 1974), reminded me of a short essay, published in The Journal ten years ago, by Dr. Sigmund L. Wilens, "Why, Oh Why, Did He Die?" (187:1020, 1964).Dr. Wilens bemoaned the lot of the