Accession Number : AD0713524

Title :   A RESEARCH CONCEPT FOR THE INTERPRETATION OF HUMAN MISSILE WOUNDS BY THE PATHOLOGIST,

Corporate Author : ARMED FORCES INST OF PATHOLOGY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Finck,Pierre A.

Report Date : 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The pathologist can make a contribution to the understanding of the wounding power of projectiles. In his study of human wounds caused by missiles, he should correlate the following data: Composition, shape, weight, and striking velocity of missile; penetrating and perforating wounds of body and organs; and radiologic, photographic, macroscopic, and microscopic aspects of wounds and their tracks. In research projects, a pathologic examination of tissue without a complete wound track and without the knowledge of the causative missile is not recommended, since it is impossible to reach significant conclusions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PATHOLOGY, *BATTLES), BULLET WOUNDS, WOUNDS AND INJURIES, TISSUES(BIOLOGY), VELOCITY, PROJECTILES, PENETRATION, HISTOLOGY, BALLISTICS, MILITARY MEDICINE, (U)MILITARY MEDICINE

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Weapons Effects(biological)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE