SUICIDAL, HOMICIDAL AND ACCIDENTAL WO~raT»S 239 lung causing a gaping incised wound, 3" long, and penetrating the pleura and lung. The knife was extracted by his relatives. The patient ultimately recovered. If death had taken place, the question as to possible homicide might have been raised, since it would be difficult for a person to stab himself in that position. * ! Fig. 102.—Homicidal stab wound of neck. (From a photograph lent kindly "by Dr. H. $. Mehtn.) Fig. 103.—A case of multiple homi- cidal stab wounds. Note" multiple superficial wounds on. abdomen. (From a photograph, lent kindly 'by Dr. H. S. Mekta.) Fig. 104.—Homicidal stab wound of neck, with bruises on outer aspect of right shoulder. (From a photograph lent kindly by Dr. H. S. Mehta.) its on the ringers and palms are produced during attempts by,.fi injureoperson to seize the weapon, and are, therefore, indicative 0$ cdde. Incised or lacerated wounds inflicted on the backs of &e wrists and forearms during an endeavour to ward oS blows oaa ifae other parts of the body, are strongly suggestive of murder.