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Crime scene photos. Jeffrey R. MacDonald.
Randy Kraft victims
Jeffrey Dahmer crime scene pictures.
Hillside Strangler’s victim
The right ventricle of this heart is filled with clotted blood. The left ventricle shows patchy fibrosis of the posterior wall and papillary muscles with stenotic fibrosis of the mitral.
Accidental Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, 1973
The degree of subscalpular hemorrhage illustrates the numerous impact injuries. She was not struck just a couple of times.
Is an art, like everything else.
I do it exceptionally well.
- Sylvia Plath
On February 10, 1963 Sylvia Plath was found dead of carbon monoxide poisoning in her kitchen. Plath had placed her head in the oven, while the gas was turned on and the pilot light unlit. She was 30.
When there is marked fire damage to the face, dental identification may be most appropriate; although tooth enamel can survive extremes of heat, it may become friable and in such cases, the pathologist can preserve the teeth prior to an odontological examination by spraying them with hair lacquer/spray.
If the jaws have not survived the fire, the x-ray appearances of the frontal sinuses may be used for comparison with ante mortem skull x-rays.
An extreme example of a condition called hyperdontia or supernumerary teeth. It’s causes may vary from environmental to genetic and traumatic factors.
The bog body now known as the Grauballe Man was found on the 26th of April 1952, near the village of Grauballe in the central part of Jutland in Denmark.
He was discovered by men cutting peat for fuel about three feet below the surface of the ground. When they were digging one of the workers, Tage Busk Sørensen (standing far right on picture no.2) , stuck his spade into something that he immediately knew was not peat; he noticed the red hair of the Grauballe man pupping up and he soon realised that he had found the head of a human body.
The local doctor was called and he quickly realised that this was not a job for neither him nor the police and Professor P.V. Glob from the Prehistory Museum at Aarhus was summoned.
Picture No. 1: The Grauballe Man in situ (photographed by P.V. Glob)
Picture No. 2: P.V. Glob and the peat workers. Tage is standing at the far right.
Radiation burn to the hand
Note the necrotic dermatitis present in this burn. This signifies either an extremely high one-time dose, or continued exposure to a moderate dose of gamma radiation. Even with a one-time exposure to the radiation, necrosis often does not set in until 2-3 weeks after the initial burn develops.
A Text-Book of First Aid and Emergency Treatment. A. C. Burnham, 1917.
The suppurative ulceration is a sign of deep tissue damage, and that there has been more than beta-radiation burning the area. Though beta-radiation can cause serious damage, it’s incapable of penetrating into deep muscle and bone tissue, like gamma-radiation can.
I’ll be working with a CT scanner for my master’s project. I had to watch this cautionary film for training: http://www.msg.ucsf.edu/XRayLab/DoubleEdgedSword.html
Segond fracture - small avulsed bone fragment from the lateral margin of the tibial plateau. Avulsion at this location is the result of excessive varus stress on the lateral joint capsule.
It is a small but important fracture as it has a very high association with internal derangement of the knee, particularly anterior cruciate ligament tear (right image) which is present in more than 75% of cases.
Mummified hands, skin slippage. Fingerprint experts can rehydrate mummified flesh or even fit slipped skin onto their own fingers to salvage prints.