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medical examiner

[′med·ə·kəl ig′zam·ə·nər]
(forensic science)
A professionally qualified physician duly authorized and charged by a governmental unit to determine facts concerning causes of death, particularly deaths not occurring under natural circumstances, and to testify thereto in courts of law.
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Obviously samples taken from bite wounds on the victim will include the victim's DNA," responded the medical examiner.
The assistant, who doubles up as a car mechanic, claimed in his letter to the minister that instead of just helping in the autopsy process he regularly performs them, without any help from the medical examiners.
Nolte KB, Fischer M, Reagan S, Lynfield R; Members of the National Association of Medical Examiners Ad Hoc Committee for Bioterrorism and Infectious Disease.
We are prohibited by law from moving a body from a scene until we get authorization from a medical examiner," the longtime chief said.
Leroy Riddick, a state medical examiner in Alabama who has testified in opposition to Hayne, adds, "All of the prosecutors in Mississippi know that if you want to be sure you get the autopsy results you want, you take the body to Dr.
Timmermans, Stefan, Postmortem: How Medical Examiners Explain Suspicious Deaths.
Medical examiners, coroners, and public health: a review and update.
As for the bone fragments, a spokesperson for the city's medical examiner told the Associated Press that the office will use a database to try and match the new fragments to any of the 2,749 people who died at the trade center.
Officers must recognize these indicators and then articulate them to the medical examiner.
NYC medical examiner Laurie Montgomery is the first to see a pattern.
A Faint Cold Fear' continues the storyline she previously started with medical examiner Sara Linton.

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