Ossification centres and their validity for the assessment of age in India

Bakkannavar, Shankar M (2015) Ossification centres and their validity for the assessment of age in India. Journal of Karnataka Medico-Legal Society, 24 (1). pp. 42-47. ISSN 0972-0839

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Abstract

The subject of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology is an integral part of teaching in medical curriculum prescribed by Medical council of India. Since the evolution of this subject & separation of the subject from the Pathology / Community Medicine, in early 20th century no much scientific additions / developments have been taken place. At the same time the subject experts have adhered to what the subject had in beginning, only teaching under graduates in medical colleges without much medico legal work (which is present only in government medical colleges) often within college campus. Hence most of the references mentioned in common Forensic Medicine text books in India are inherited from western literature. Are these data reliable to be applied in Indian population? If yes, to what extent these references are applicable to Indian population? More and more researches are necessary in this regard.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Forensic medicine & toxicology; reliable data; Indian population.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Forensic Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2015 11:49
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2015 11:49
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/143122

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