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Autopsy cases of deaths from handgun wounds were studied. Survival times were estimated from time of the incident until the time of pronouncement on police reports. Two groups were apparent-short-term and non-short-term survivors. These groups were compared statistically with respect to age,...
The case of a 34-year-old white male who died suddenly and unexpectedly of a thrombosed coronary artery aneurysm is presented. Coronary artery aneurysms have a prevalence of approximately 2%; over half of these are caused by atherosclerosis with the remainder due to syphilis, infections,...
The XIIIth Congress of the International Academy of Forensic and Social Medicine will be held in September 1985, in Budapest, and for this occasion we gave a brief account of the past and present state of forensic medicine in Hungary.
Dental traits in the nature of form and size of fissures, cusps, and pits often reflect genetic and phylogenetic interactions in growth and development that are common to other individuals and serve a useful purpose in identification.
An exceedingly rare case of an esophageal leiomyoma causing sudden death by asphyxiation due to tracheal compression is presented. A brief discussion of esophageal leiomyomata is included.
Two teenage boys, brothers, died suddenly within 2 months of each other. No clear cause of death could be identified in either case. Because of previous reports of the association between malignant hyperpyrexia and sudden death in otherwise healthy young men, we examined the parents. The father...
Postmortem vitreous humor chemistry studies were reviewed in 25 cases in which death was followed by submersion in fresh waterfor known lengths of time. The potassium concentrations in cold temperature cases initially increased in a linear manner, but appeared to level off or decline after about...
Nearly 150 years ago, a seaman received a blow on the right side in the liver region, dying a month later. As a result of fresh autopsy findings, the accused was arrested and imprisoned. However, the defense counsel obtained an exhumation order. This led to the discovery of coexisting lethal...
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