(Received 19 September 1980; accepted 5 November 1980)
Published Online: July
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Examination of gunshot wounds can frequently be obscured by dried blood and other extraneous artifacts. This note describes a method that involves irrigation of the wound with commercial hydrogen peroxide (3% by volume), which enhances the wound without altering the abrasion ring or powder residues.
Associate pathologist, Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences, Dallas, Tex.
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