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Office of the Medical Examiner

[Record group 80-18]
Agency Function
The Office of the Medical Examiner provides forensic pathology services related to the medicological investigation of deaths in Philadelphia that come under the official jurisdiction of the Medical Examiner.

Agency History
The Office of the Medical Examiner was created in 1953 when the county office of Coroner was abolished following the recommendations of the Advisory Consolidation Commission attempting to consolidate city and county functions.

Archival Records
80-18.1 Annual Report (1960, 1963)


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Last updated on November 8, 2000