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    Volume 34, Issue 3 (May 1989)

    Fatal Arrow Wounds

    (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.

    Author Information:

    Hain, JR
    Associate pathologist, Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital, Salinas, CA

    Stock #: JFS12693J


    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12693J

    Title Fatal Arrow Wounds
    Symposium ,
    Committee E30