A Suicidal Gunshot Wound of the Back

    Volume 21, Issue 3 (July 1976)

    ISSN: 0022-1198


    Published Online: 1 July 1976

    Page Count: 8

    Hirsch, CS
    Associate pathologist and deputy coroner, Cuyahoga County Coroner's Office, Cleveland, Ohio

    Adelson, L
    professor of forensic pathology, Chief pathologist and chief deputy coroner, Cleveland, Ohio

    (Received 15 September 1975; accepted 15 October 1975)


    One is tempted to say categorically and without fear of contradiction, “People do not intentionally shoot themselves in the back.” This paper, then, could be subtitled, “At last I have seen a purple cow!”

    Paper ID: JFS10540J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10540J

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    Title A Suicidal Gunshot Wound of the Back
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30