Forensic anthropology. Specimens for teaching forensic pathology, odontology and anthropology. I. Soft tissue

D. A. Hawley, D. C. Marlin, D. C. Cook, D. Becsey, M. A. Clark, J. E. Pless, S. M. Standish

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Abstract

A set of specimens has been collected, preserved, and organized specifically for the teaching of forensic pathology, odontology, and anthropology. Plastination of soft tissue, whole organs, bones, and teeth has proven valuable in preserving delicate, friable, and calcined specimens. The dry, odorless, biologically inert specimens are durable and resistant to damage caused by handling. Subtle features of soft tissue pathology are well preserved. Patterned injuries change due to shrinkage, but remain easily recognizable. Plastinated whole jaws are still readily identifiable from antemortem records. Radiographic density is essentially unchanged. Putrid and charred specimens become quite manageable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)164-169
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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