Published Online: 1 July 1980
Page Count: 3
Research associate, Office of the Medical Examiner of Wayne County, Detroit, Mich
Clinical assistant professor of pathology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Mich
Associate professor of pathology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Mich
(Received 11 October 1979; accepted 18 December 1979)
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