Published Online: 1 January 1974
Page Count: 20
Chief of Pathology, Hennepin County General Hospital, Minneapolis, Minn.
(Received 20 April 1973; accepted 21 May 1973)
Determination of postmortem chemical values may be of use in a variety of situations. Results of such studies may demonstrate biochemical abnormalities responsible for death when no autopsy is performed, establish a cause of death where autopsy reveals no significant anatomic pathology, help in the evaluation of the physiological effects of recognizable anatomic lesions, and assist in estimating the time of death.
Paper ID: JFS10066J