(Received 5 July 1988; accepted 8 August 1988)
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Two instances of fatal arrow wounds are described, one by a field-tip (target arrowhead), the other by a broadhead (large-game hunting arrowhead). The essential characteristics of the two types of wounds are discussed. In particular, the field-tip can closely simulate a bullet wound by causing a circular entrance hole with abraded margins, whereas the broadhead can create unusual radiating incised wounds.
Associate pathologist, Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital, Salinas, CA
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