(Received 5 November 1973; accepted 10 December 1973)
Published Online: July
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Since Teare's report of the first eight cases describing the pathologic features of asymmetrical hypertrophy of the heart , there have been few subsequent documentations of this condition in the forensic literature . This seems rather surprising, since most of these deaths are in the sudden and unexpected category and should be candidates for proper medicolegal investigation. Misdiagnosis, certification without autopsy, and lack of documenting isolated cases are probably equally responsible for this phenomenon.
Instructor, University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas
Assistant professor, University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas
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