Specimens for teaching forensic pathology, odontology, and anthropology. II. Teeth and bone

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations

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. Radiograph density is essentially unchanged. Putrid and charred specimens become quite manageable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)170-174
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Specimens for teaching forensic pathology, odontology, and anthropology. II. Teeth and bone'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Hawley, D. A., Marlin, D. C., Cook, D. C., Becsey, D., Clark, M. A., Pless, J. E., & Standish, S. M. (1991). Specimens for teaching forensic pathology, odontology, and anthropology. II. Teeth and bone. American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, 12(2), 170-174. https://doi.org/10.1097/00000433-199106000-00016