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Medical / forensic medicine
|Spanish term or phrase: Medicatura Forense|
|I am unsure as to which entity this would be, or if my options are the same thing.|
Would it be "Medical Examiner's Office" or "Forensic Medicine Office"?
The document is from Costa Rica.
Se ordenó el levantamiento del cuerpo, el cual sería remitido a la Medicatura Forense en la capital. Los miembros de la fuerza pública se encargarán de su traslado a la Medicatura Forense.
Because of your text ["los miembros de la fuerza pública se encargarán de su traslado...etc"] I'm inclined to think it might be the "Coroner's Office" as this would appear to be about a death out of the ordinary, perhaps even violent. However, I'm not completely sure and "Medical Examiner" might be enough. Anyway, I found some links:
Geronimo (Jerome) Mark Patrick Dominguez, 37, Holtsville, NY - [ Traduzca esta página ]
... Includes those who have been confirmed dead by a coroner's office or the Defense
Department ... With all my love to the family, here from Costa Rica; one member of ...
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... more... Inclusion Criteria: CONFIRMED DEAD. Includes those who have been confirmed
dead by a coroner's office or the Defense Department. ... Frank. Costa Rica. ...
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... In addition to providing expert testimony for court and coroner's inquests, Sandy
has served ... The Regional Office is located in San José, Costa Rica. ...
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Suzanne Walker - [ Traduzca esta página ]
... Humboldt County, California, where she worked closely with the Coroner's Office on
numerous ... a field school setting, and taken students with her to Costa Rica. ...
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... Previous message: Paul Nielson: "Canada - Costa Rica Agreement Could ... the jury for
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... DuPage County Illinois, Coroner's Office, Park Ridge, Illinois. ...
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... Tracy McAninch, Allegheny County Coroner's Office, Pittsburgh, PA. ... programs are:
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Note added at 2003-03-12 20:06:54 (GMT)
Hi again Laura!
Well, I\'ve just checked and am attaching [copied and pasted] the definitions of both terms--in English-- taken from the Random House-Webster\'s. I gather it\'s a toss-up between the 2 but I\'ll leave the final decision up to you:-)
cor·o·ner (kôrÆÃ nÃr, korÆ-), n.
an officer, as of a county or municipality, whose chief function is to investigate by inquest, as before a jury, any death not clearly resulting from natural causes.
[1225–75; ME < AF corouner supervisor of the Crown\'s pleas, equiv. to coroune CROWN + -er -ER2]
1. a physician or other person trained in medicine who is appointed by a city, county, or the like, to perform autopsies on the bodies of persons supposed to have died from unnatural causes and to investigate the cause and circumstances of such deaths.
2. a physician retained by an insurance company, industrial firm, or the like, to give medical examinations to its clients or employees.
And just to confuse you a wee bit more, there are several links, one of which is as follows:
What is the difference between a coroner and a medical examiner?
A coroner is an elected official. Here in the state of Kansas a coroner has to be a physician but in some states they don\'t have to be. A medical examiner usually is a forensic pathologist.
Seems to be \"6 of one and a half-dozen of the other\"...so perhaps you had better check with your source as regards any distinction that might exist in Costa Rica.
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|As Terry said, six of one, half a dozen of the other. I discovered that the term used very much depends on the location. In my particular case, Coroner's Office is used in my province. Gracias a los dos!|
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Medical Examiners Office
In the US this would be the most commonly understood term, although Office of Forensic Medicine should work just as well.