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MEDICAL JURISPRUDENCE

Fig. I.—A Mahomedan male having a tuft of hair,

Parsi males  wear a  sacred thread   (KasTiti)   round  the  waist
sacZra (muslin kurta) on the body.   Parsi women in addition tie a Mathdbanu
(white piece of cloth) on the head.

Indian Christian males usually wear pants and short coats and their
women put on skirts and cover their head with a chadar.

Race can also be determined from certain differences in the skeleton;
given below in a tabulated form :—                                                             ^-

Race.
	Caucasian.
	Mongolian.
	Negro.


	1.   Skull. — rounded.
	1.   Square.
	1.   Narrow and elongated.


	2.   Forehead. — raised.
	2.   Inclined.
	2.   Small and compressed.


	3.   Face. — small   proportionately.
	3.   Large and flattened,   malar
	3.   Malar bones and jaws projecting ; teeth set obliquely.


	
	bones     being
	


	
	prominent.
	


	4.   Upper   extremities. —
	4.    Small.
	4.   Long in proportion to bodyfr


	normal.
	
	forearms large in proportion to arms; hands smaljl


	5.   Lower   extremities. —
	5.   Small.
	5.   Legs large in proportion to


	normal.
	
	thighs;  feet wide and ,&aV


	
	
	heel-bones projecting blae&i-

„.
	
	
	wards.

Tl^e skull of an Indian is Caucasian with a few negroid characters-
fact must not be taken as evidence of any racial affinity, between Intiians
and the inhabitants of Africa.                                                                        "

The Cephalic Index*—The important test for determining race is
oep?fca||c iiwiex or index of fereadtJi, which is obtained by multiplying
maximum breadth of the sktdl measured transversely by 100 and divictiag tfc^
result $fey the  greatest length measured from before  backwards.   SkuBs