Volume 19, Issue 3 (July 1974)

    Sperm's Morphologic Survival after 16 Days in the Vagina of a Dead Body

    (Received 30 July 1973; accepted 10 December 1973)

    Published Online: July

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    In preparation for a murder trial a few years ago, a number of textbooks and the recent English-speaking literature dealing with forensic pathology were reviewed for information concerning length of survival of spermatozoa in the vagina of a dead body. This literature review has been ongoing and has included examination of the most recently published textbook in forensic pathology [1], where it is written, “Even though a definite time scale for the identification of spermatozoa cannot be furnished, it is apparent that a number of days can elapse between the time of death and time of examination with identifiable spermatozoa being present.”


    Author Information:

    Wilson, EF
    Lane County Assistant Medical Examiner, Eugene, Ore.


    Stock #: JFS10211J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10211J

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    Title Sperm's Morphologic Survival after 16 Days in the Vagina of a Dead Body
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