CHE113PATHOLOGY2

CHE113PATHOLOGY2 - Six Critical Questions of a Body 1. Who...

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CHE113 Forensic Science Nicolas Canel Forensic Pathology System Crowner – Ancient, King’s representative for examining deaths. Coroner - elected official, may have no medical experience Medical Examiner - appointed by government, licensed MD or DO (may not have forensic pathology experience) Death Investigator Forensic Pathologist - subspecialty of pathology that deals with death investigations (sudden or unexpected deaths) Duties of the Medical Examiner Document and interpret injuries and disease Collect evidence Estimate postmortem interval Determine and certify the cause and manner of death Authorize cremation (50%) and organ and tissue donation requests Testify in court Deaths examined by Medical Examiner No doctor available to sign death certificate Violence Sudden of unexpected Threat to public health Prisoner or in a prison Suspicious, unusual, or unnatural Related to an occupation Related to medical procedure (medical misadventure)
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Unformatted text preview: Six Critical Questions of a Body 1. Who are you? 2. When did you become ill? When were you hurt? When did you die? 3. Where did you get hurt? Where did you die? 4. Did you die as a result of violence, natural causes or a combination of both. 5. If violence was completely or partially responsible for your death, was it suicide, accident, homicide, or undetermined? 6. If someone killed you, who did it? Who Are You? Visual ID by friends or family ID cards and papers Physical traits including scars and tattoos Radiographic comparison Fingerprint comparison Dental comparison DNA testing When? When were you hurt? Aging injuries: Gross inspection, color, texture contusions (bruise - color change purple/blue to yellow/brown to yellow/green) Microscopic, inflammation, repair When did you die? Rigor mortis, Lividity, temperature, etc (discussed later)...
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This note was uploaded on 03/01/2012 for the course CHE 113 taught by Professor Spencer during the Spring '08 term at Syracuse.

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