Accession Number:

AD0713524

Title:

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

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMED FORCES INST OF PATHOLOGY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

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

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Weapons Effects (Biological)

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE