Sarvesvaran, R; Knight, B H (1994) The examination of skeletal remains. The Malaysian journal of pathology, 16 (2). pp. 117-26. ISSN 0126-8635Full text not available from this repository.
The finding of skeletal remains is a common happening and the forensic pathologist is frequently called upon to examine the remains. It is theoretically much better for the pathologist to examine the bones at the site before they are disturbed, but this rarely happens, the bones being recovered by the public, workmen or police and brought in a jumbled condition to the pathologist. Using a systematic process of elimination such as that suggested in this paper, the maximum information can be obtained. Even so, it is common for the bones never to be identified and even the length of time the person has been dead remains unknown, due to lack of corroborative information. However, only by repeated and careful examination of a number of skeletal remains, can the pathologist hope to gain any experience. Probably the most important thing to bear in mind is the danger of being too dogmatic, especially about the date of the remains and not to mislead the investigating authorities by over-optimistic opinions.
|Journal or Publication Title:||The Malaysian journal of pathology|
|Additional Information:||Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Body Height; one and Bones/pathology; Continental Population Groups|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RB Pathology|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine|
|Depositing User:||Mr. Faizal Hamzah|
|Date Deposited:||03 Jun 2011 11:10|
|Last Modified:||03 Jun 2011 11:10|
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