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EXAMINATION   OF   BONES

EXAMINATION OF BONES

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When a skeleton or isolated bones are sent for medical examination, the
usual questions that a police-officer puts to a medical officer are : (1) whether
the bones are human or not; (2) if human, whether they are male or



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female; (3) whether they belong to one or more individuals; (4) the
stature of the individual to whom the bones belonged; (5) the age of the
individual to whom the bones belonged ; (6) the time of death ; (7) whether
the bones have been cut, sawn, gnawed by animals or "burnt; (8) the pro-
bable cause of death.

The  above  questions  may  be   answered  by   observing  the  following
points:                -                           -