The current status of the autopsy in academic medical centers in the United States.

@article{Anderson1989TheCS,
  title={The current status of the autopsy in academic medical centers in the United States.},
  author={Robert E. Anderson and Rosina B Hill},
  journal={American journal of clinical pathology},
  year={1989},
  volume={92 4 Suppl 1},
  pages={S31-7}
}
As viewed by pathology chairmen, the primary reasons for the decline in interest in the autopsy are: (1) a feeling among physicians that everything is known about the case; (2) poor education of medical students and clinical house staff concerning the importance of the autopsy, which carries over to the practitioner; and (3) lack of interest on the part of pathologists. Negative attitudes on the part of clinicians were seen as the primary factor that serves to inhibit enthusiasm for the autopsy… CONTINUE READING

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