ISSN: 0034-8376
eISSN: 2564-8896






Coupe de Grace: Autopsy in COVID-19 Pandemic



Javier Rios-Valencia, Department of Pathology, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, Mexico City, Mexico
Armando Gamboa-Domínguez, Department of Pathology, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, Mexico City, Mexico


As the media informed the spread of a highly transmissible disease, our medical community faced the disappearance of a languishing ancient tool. Traditionally helping to explain unexplainable death, educate, audit, warn relatives, or contacts; autopsies vanished in a reassigned COVID-19 teaching hospital (Fig. 1).



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