Public Death: A Basic Philosophical Concept of Forensic Pathology and Medicine

    Volume 20, Issue 1 (January 1975)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 January 1975

    Page Count: 5


    Corrigan, GE
    Assistant professor of pathology, University of Texas, San Antonio, Texas

    (Received 1 March 1974; accepted 5 May 1974)

    Abstract

    Following the establishment of the egalitarian democratizing political documents, such as Magna Carta, the Constitution of the United States, and the Declaration of Independence (which referred to a right to life), there has developed a rather basic division of human affairs and activities into those which are public and those which are private. Currently, this public-private interface of activity is under inspection, both in regards to the computer compilation of personal data, that is, a national death index [1], and in regards to the personal-private nature of police investigations [2]. These thoughts are directed toward the public-private hiatus present in the work of the medical examiner or coroner.


    Paper ID: JFS10252J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10252J

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    Title Public Death: A Basic Philosophical Concept of Forensic Pathology and Medicine
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