Automobile Cigarette Lighter Burns

    Volume 25, Issue 3 (July 1980)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 July 1980

    Page Count: 3


    Sacra, EM
    Research associate, Office of the Medical Examiner of Wayne County, Detroit, Mich

    Smialek, JE
    Clinical assistant professor of pathology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Mich

    Spitz, WU
    Associate professor of pathology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Mich

    (Received 11 October 1979; accepted 18 December 1979)

    Abstract

    Recognition and interpretation of patterned wounds are fundamental in medico-legal work. The construction of automobile cigarette lighters results in a unique burn pattern. A homicide case involving such injury is described. The differences between lighters in various American automobiles are pointed out and categorized.


    Paper ID: JFS11266J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11266J

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    Title Automobile Cigarette Lighter Burns
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    Committee E30