Unnatural Death by Michael M. Baden
Confessions of a Medical Examiner

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* JFK's autopsy failed to disclose crucial evidence.
* The deaths of John Belushi and Elvis Presley were far more complex than anyone has let on.
* Decisive medical findings in the von Bulow affair were consistently overlooked.
These are but three of the shocking revelations in Dr. Michael Baden's first-person, no-holds-barred account of his distinguished career in forensic pathology. In determining the causes of tens of thousands of deaths, from those of presidents and rock stars to victims of serial killings, exotic sex rituals, mass disasters, child abuse and drug abuse, Baden has come to the unavoidable conclusion that the search for scientific truth is often sullied by the pressures of expediency. He produces dramatic evidence to demonstrate that political intrigue, influence peddling, and professional incompetence have created a national crisis in forensic medicine.
"A fascinating look into the mechanics of forensics and a disconcerting lesson in the politics of death." -- The New York Times Book Review

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About Michael M. Baden

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Michael Baden, M.D., is a visiting professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Albert Einstein School of Medicine, Albany Medical Center, and New York Law School, and has also lectured extensively to law enforcement agencies. He lives in New York City.
Published June 3, 1989 by Random House. 209 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Professional & Technical, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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""Mafia killings always take more time because of the number of bullet holes,"" writes Baden in a typically offhand nugget that's also typically sandwiched between a note on Elvis' death and an expression of doubt that jogging prevents heart attacks--all wedged together with much else--under a ch...

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The function of medical examiners is to perform pk autopsies and determine causes of death;

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