Medicine: Occupational Stigmas

Dr. Watson often tried to deduce a man's occupation from his appearance, but Sherlock Holmes almost always had to set him right. Police medical examiners who lack Holmes's deductive powers but must often try to determine the occupation of a person brought in dead, unconscious, amnesic or deliberately lying can get some ideas from a guide published in the Journal of the American Medical Association last week by Dr. Francesco Ronchese of Providence, R. I. and Boston University.

Some of his tips:

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