Published Online: 1 April 1974
Page Count: 14
Professor of legal medicine and director, Laboratory of Legal Medicine and Criminalistics, University of Ghent,
(Received 8 February 1973; accepted 6 September 1973)
Rather than presenting a static picture of the history of the forensic sciences and more particularly of legal medicine as the textbooks tend to do, I think this is an opportunity to show to what extent progress in these fields has been linked to the forward march of the basic sciences generally.
Paper ID: JFS10168J