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Los Angeles County Medical Association's Coroner's Committee campaign records
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Description
Records from the Los Angeles County Medical Association's campaign to find a new coroner for Los Angeles County.
Background
In 1956, the Coroner's Committee of the Los Angeles County Medical Association ran a campaign to hire a new coroner for Los Angeles County and bring in a medical doctor to fill the position (medical examiner). In order to do this, the Coroner's Committee had to get a Los Angeles County Charter Amendment passed that stated that the Coroner shall be a physician who is a certified pathologist (LA County Charter Amendment "D"). The amendment also separated the office of the Coroner from the Public Administrator. The committee also wanted to change some policies regarding the Coroner's role and responsibilities in autopsies.
Extent
152 items in two boxes.
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