Volume 41, Issue 5 (September 1996)

    Repeat Visitors to a Pediatric Forensic Medicine Program

    (Received 7 July 1995; accepted 8 February 1996)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    Since the inception in 1990 of a Clinical Forensic Medicine Program at the Louisville Office of the Kentucky Medical Examiner Program, six children have undergone repeat evaluations for physical injuries. Herein, we examine the overall number of cases from January 1991 through December 1994, and the circumstances and outcomes of the six children undergoing reevaluation. Despite the implementation of an organized Forensic Medicine Program, some children in our area suffer repeated episodes of recognized abuse and death.


    Author Information:

    Nichols, GR
    Chief medical examiner, Kentucky Medical Examiner Program; and clinical professor, Section of Forensic Pathology, University of Louisville, School of Medicine, Louisville, KY

    Handy, TC
    Assistant medical examiner, Kentucky Medical Examiner Program; and assistant professor of pathology, University of Louisville, School of Medicine, Louisville, KY

    Smock, WS
    Assistant professor of emergency medicine, University of Louisville, School of Medicine, Louisville, KY


    Stock #: JFS14007J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS14007J

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    Title Repeat Visitors to a Pediatric Forensic Medicine Program
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    Committee E30