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November 25, 1893


JAMA. 1893;XXI(22):821. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420740031011

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The New York Academy of Medicine is virtually a unit in seeking the demolition of the antiquated coronorial system. The Medico-Legal Society has also taken action in the same direction. New laws will without doubt be enacted at the next session of the Legislature of the State of New York, abolishing the old methods and introducing measures planned after the Examiner system of Massachusetts. The many abuses of the old system—the growth of generations and unstinted authority, especially in our badly or crudely governed cities—have at last made themselves so obnoxious that even the conservative Academy has been impelled to action. The following paragraphs are a part of the voluminous series of resolutions adopted at the last meeting of the Academy:

"Resolved, That a medical man of mature years, established character, broad mind and sound and extensive information in anatomy, pathology,toxicology and all the other branches of forensic medicine must

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