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Title: Two judicial post-mortems that went awry 1870 & 1908
Other Titles: Two judicial postmortems that went awry 1870 & 1908
Authors: Cassar, Paul
Keywords: Forensic pathology
Forensic medicine -- Malta -- Case studies
Issue Date: 1996
Publisher: Maltese Medical Journal
Citation: Maltese Medical Journal. 1996, Vol. 8(2), p. 39-43
Abstract: The first instance of an exhumation of a cadaver for a judicial post-mortem took place in 1870 in connection with a murder case. Knowledge, on the part of the pathologist, of the scene of the crime and of the events leading to the murder are important as they may suggest to the pathologist what to look for in the corpse, but only a thorough autopsy may reveal the cause of death. This is possible even after exhumation of a decomposed cadaver.
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