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

Volume 15, Issue 13
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



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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