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Bruce Wayne Autopsy Report

November 01, 1987

The headline in the newspaper article ("Bruce Wayne Alcohol Level Above Limit, Report Shows," Oct. 24) gave the impression to the casual reader that Bruce Wayne was guilty of drinking and then flying his airplane. Orange County Crime Laboratory criminalist Marty Breen's analysis and conclusions of Wayne's blood alcohol content left out a very important factor: Wayne suffered from a "deteriorating liver." This fact was determined at autopsy and mentioned in the same article.

Now, since the liver is the organ for alcohol breakdown, can standard tables, based upon a normal healthy adult with a functioning liver, be fairly and accurately used for comparison in Bruce Wayne's case? I think we owe it to Bruce Wayne and his reputation to find an answer to this question.

JOHN H. WYNNE

Garden Grove

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