Volume 29, Issue 2 (April 1984)
A Forensic Science Approach to a Starved Child
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.