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This study is a retrospective analysis of 139 cases of falls and/or jumps from heights, examined at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the State of Maryland during the 6-year period from 1987 through 1992. A total of 56 individuals (40%) committed suicide by jumping from heights...
We report an unusual case of homicidal strangulation of a healthy woman using her own head hair as the ligature. An attempt was made by the accused murderer to mask the homicide. Autopsy findings are presented that emphasize the lack of injuries to the deep neck structures when a soft, broad...
Primitive ballistic weapons are used in great numbers in Zululand, South Africa. Their manufacture reflects various degrees of skill. A case with a bullet and a cartridge in the victim is discussed, and a representative pictorial exhibition of weapons is presented.
A brief discussion of teeth and aging is followed by a review of the first four studies by our group at Temple University. In the present study, periapical, postmortem radiographs taken with the bisecting-angle technique from U.S. armed forces personnel killed during Operation Desert Storm were...
In the last few years, DNA typing procedures have become increasingly important in the fields of forensic science and forensic medicine. This paper reviews background information on DNA and human genetics, and addresses how molecular techniques such as restriction fragment length polymorphism...
In the United States, there is currently an epidemic of firearms violence. Among victims of this violence, there are striking racial and ethnic patterns in the manners and circumstances of death. This study was conducted to explore and quantitate some of these differences. Autopsy and...
Forensic medicine first developed in Bulgaria alongside the legal curriculum. Forensic services were established as early as 1883, following the liberation of Bulgaria from the Ottoman Empire. The first lecture on forensic medicine was given to students of the law faculty in Sofia in 1894. In...
There is much anecdotal information being disseminated, even offered in expert witness testimony, concerning the deposit of primer residues on the hands of persons in front of the muzzle of handguns. We present data for 9mm and 380 Auto pistols and for a 38 caliber revolver depicting the...
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