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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 5: Autopsies

Section 5. Before surrendering the body of any such person as provided in the four preceding sections, the chief medical officer of any institution named in section one may, if the cause of the death cannot otherwise be determined and if such body is unclaimed by relatives or friends, cause an autopsy to be made upon it.