Volume 36, Issue 1 (January 1991)
The Legacy of Nixon—and Quincy
Perhaps it began with Watergate: the precipitating of confidence into the abyss of disbelief. Tolerance of citizens for the small errors of their government was shattered by their realization of major deceit on the part of their highest elected official. The mood of the people affected even the medicolegal officials, both elected and appointed. Citizens and the media alike now deemed it necessary and appropriate to question the determination and decisions, the rulings and resolutions of the many questions relating to death investigation.