Facial Casting as a Method to Help Identify Severely Disfigured Corpses

    Volume 41, Issue 3 (May 1996)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 3


    Boublenza, A
    Forensic Physician and Pathologist (currently Associate Researcher in the Department of Anthropology, Florida Atlantic University), Forensic Physician, Forensic Physician, and Professor of Forensic Medicine, Laboratoire de Médecine Légale, Faculté de Médecine, Nice Cédex 2,

    Ollier, A
    Forensic Physician and Pathologist (currently Associate Researcher in the Department of Anthropology, Florida Atlantic University), Forensic Physician, Forensic Physician, and Professor of Forensic Medicine, Laboratoire de Médecine Légale, Faculté de Médecine, Nice Cédex 2,

    Grévin, G
    Anthropologist, Laboratoire d'Anthropologie Physique, C.N.R.S. (National Center of Scientific Research), Draguignan,

    Quatrehomme, G
    Forensic Physician and Pathologist (currently Associate Researcher in the Department of Anthropology, Florida Atlantic University), Forensic Physician, Forensic Physician, and Professor of Forensic Medicine, Laboratoire de Médecine Légale, Faculté de Médecine, Nice Cédex 2,

    Garidel, Y
    Ethnologist, Laboratoire d'Ethnologie, Faculté des Lettres, Nice,

    Liao, Z
    Forensic Physician and Pathologist (currently Associate Researcher in the Department of Anthropology, Florida Atlantic University), Forensic Physician, Forensic Physician, and Professor of Forensic Medicine, Laboratoire de Médecine Légale, Faculté de Médecine, Nice Cédex 2,

    Abstract

    The authors apply a previously reported method for facial casting of severely disfigured corpses, which allowed a three-dimensional cast to be made. This method involved several stages: face restoration, casting by elastomer, then three-dimensional positive image building. This technique seems to be useful in all cases of severe disfiguration of the face, particularly by trauma.


    Paper ID: JFS13948J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13948J

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    Title Facial Casting as a Method to Help Identify Severely Disfigured Corpses
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    Committee E30