(Received 30 July 1973; accepted 10 December 1973)
Published Online: July
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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 , 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.”
Lane County Assistant Medical Examiner, Eugene, Ore.
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