An Improved Method of Gunshot Wound Examination

    Volume 26, Issue 3 (July 1981)

    ISSN: 0022-1198


    Published Online: 1 July 1981

    Page Count: 2

    Copeland, AR
    Associate pathologist, Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences, Dallas, Tex.

    (Received 19 September 1980; accepted 5 November 1980)


    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.

    Paper ID: JFS11396J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11396J

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    Title An Improved Method of Gunshot Wound Examination
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30