A Forensic Science Approach to a Starved Child

    Volume 29, Issue 2 (April 1984)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 7


    Davis, JH
    Chief medical examiner, Dade County Medical Examiner Department, Miami, FL

    Valdes-Dapena, M
    Professor of pathology, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL

    Rao, VJ
    Associate medical examiner, Dade County Medical Examiner Department, Miami, FL

    (Received 24 June 1983; accepted 26 August 1983)

    Abstract

    A 19-month-old, 3.6-kg (8-lb) female child dies after a protracted course. The child was premature and suffered a stormy perinatal and postnatal period. When there is underlying disease or a condition potentially sufficient in and of itself to result in a “starved child,” isolation of the results of potential neglect presents particular difficulties. The approach to the resolution of this question will be addressed.


    Paper ID: JFS11722J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11722J

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