Volume 25, Issue 3 (July 1980)

    Automobile Cigarette Lighter Burns

    (Received 11 October 1979; accepted 18 December 1979)

    Published Online: July

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    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.


    Author Information:

    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


    Stock #: JFS11266J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11266J

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    Title Automobile Cigarette Lighter Burns
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    Committee E30