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  • Autopsy at Hotel-Dieu

    Why Autopsy Gandolfini? Death Is Certain; Its Cause Is Not

    When Italian authorities confirmed Wednesday that James Gandolfini had just died in Rome of an apparent heart attack, many of the US reports fronted the fact that Gandolfini’s body would be autopsied, “as required by Italian law.” They fronted this news for understandable reasons—an autopsy on someone who died in medical care seemed unusual. In […]