John Doe

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Forensics A name which may be assigned to a male admitted to hospital without identification or an unidentified male decedent
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John Doe

A generic name for a nameless ♂, used in clinical and forensic medicine, as a temporary identifier for persons without identification. See Jane Doe.
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John Doe

, Jane Doe
1. In law, a fictitious name used when that of the actual defendant is unknown.
2. Name assigned to an unidentified patient (e.g., one admitted to a hospital in a coma) or to an unidentified corpse brought to the hospital for confirmation of death.
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