Migratory Missiles (Conditions for the Penetration of Vessels by Bullets) (Projectiles Migrateurs (Conditions de Penetration des Balles dans les Vaisseaux)),
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Missiles that penetrate the body can come in contact with a large vessel, perforate it, and be carried well away from the point of impact by the bloodstream. These missiles, under these conditions, are called migratory missiles. The coroner is concerned with them because he is the one who tries to locate them in the course of a criminal autopsy. Moreover, these foreign objects have been tolerated, in certain cases. The time that has elapsed before they had become the cause of arterial obstruction accompanied by gangrene, or of cardiac irritation having caused death, has varied.
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