Medicine: Medical Detective

Last week the National Association of Coroners met in Philadelphia. Officials suggested to their host, Coroner Charles H. Hersch, that a cocktail party be held in the city morgue. Snapped Mr. Hersch: "As long as I'm coroner there'll be reverence only for the deceased."

But on the morgue's second floor the coroners found a different kind of entertainment. There is the laboratory of one of the top-flight U. S. medical detectives: testy, sharp-eyed Dr. William Scott Wadsworth. During his 41 years as coroner's physician. Dr. Wadsworth, known to reporters as "Waddie," has examined 10,094 bodies. He has a tremendous assortment of cartridges...

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