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Anatomical distribution of human bite marks in a series of 67 cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6680751     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A study was made of the anatomical distribution of human bite marks, as well as their distribution by age of victim and type of crime involved. Bite marks in this study occurred primarily in sex-related crimes, child abuse cases, and cases involving other types of physical altercations. Bite marks were found on virtually all areas of the body, with more than one bite mark on 40% of the victims. Female victims were most commonly bitten on the breasts, arms, and legs, while male victims were most commonly bitten on the arms and shoulders.
G L Vale; T T Noguchi
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of forensic sciences     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0022-1198     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Forensic Sci.     Publication Date:  1983 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-03-14     Completed Date:  1985-03-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375370     Medline TA:  J Forensic Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  61-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bites and Stings / pathology*
Bites, Human / pathology*
Child Abuse / legislation & jurisprudence
Child, Preschool
Forensic Dentistry
Forensic Medicine*
Middle Aged
Sex Offenses / legislation & jurisprudence
Skin / pathology

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