Milton Helpern, Chief Medical Examiner, New York City, poses for the cover of Modern Medicine magazine, April 12, 1965
Helpern (1902-1977) received his M.D. from Cornell University in 1926, joined the staff of the New York City Medical Examiner's Office in 1931, and taught forensic pathology at New York University. In 1954 he became the city's chief medical examiner. During his long career, he performed thousands of autopsies and was internationally recognized as an expert in forensic medicine.
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