oa South African Medical Journal - The medico-legal aspects of anaesthetic deaths



Section 86 of the Medical, Dental and Pharmcy Act has been rigidly and correctly interpreted by the superintendents of certain hospitals in Cape Town during recent years. A medico-legal classification of anaesthetic deaths has been suggested on the basis of a series of 41 autopsies performed in connection with deaths notified to the Magistrate, Cape Town, in terms of Section 86 of the Act.


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