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Case of the Month:  The Autopsy and the Living

Kim A. Collins, MD; Allan T. Bennett, MD; Randy Hanzlick, MD; and the Autopsy Committee of the College of American Pathologists
Arch Intern Med. 1999;159(20):2391-2392. doi:10.1001/archinte.159.20.2391.
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A 62-YEAR-OLD white woman was found dead in her bed one morning. She had gone to bed the night before complaining of a headache. Her medical history included hypertension, mild obesity, and recent headaches; otherwise, her health had been good. A complete autopsy was requested by her family and physician.

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