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A LETTER TO THE EDITOR OF MINNESOTA MEDICINE

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BIOMECHANICAL EVALUATION OF HEAD KINEMATICS DURING INFANT SHAKING V PEDIATRIC ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING from the Journal of Forensic Biomechanics 

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Life Over Death Conference

Tool Kit

INTERNET SOURCES:


1. PubMed search engine

2. Google Scholar search engine


TEXTS:


1. Spitz and Fisher’s, Medicolegal Investigation of Death, 4th edition, 2006.

2. Dolinak, Matsches & Lew, Forensic Pathology-Principles and Practice, 2005.

3. DiMaio VJ and DiMaio D, Forensic Pathology, 2nd edition, 2001.

4. Henssge, Knight, Krompechner, et al., The Estimation of the Time Since Death in the Early Postmortem Period, 2nd edition, 2002.

5. Baselt RC, Disposition of Toxic Drugs and Chemicals in Man, 8th edition, 2008.

6. Dorland’s Illustrated Medical Dictionary.

7. Davis NM, Medical Abbreviations.

CASE MATERIALS


NEED TO COLLECT:


1. Itemized statement for services from all medical providers.

2. Complete medical records from all providers.

3. Complete Medical Examiner’s file.

4. Long form of Death Certificate.

5. Reports of all consultants.

6. As required:

       a. CD with copies of radiographic images.

       b. Recut histologic slides.

7. Citations to corroborating texts and articles.

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NCSBS DOLL SHAKEN BABY EXPERIMENT

NCSBS DOLL SHAKEN BABY EXPERIMENT

The doll weighs two (2.00) pounds. It is an exhibit sold by NCSBS for $ 35.00 plus handling and shipping. It has no pretense to be biofidelic. It is used at trials to illustrate criminal shaking. The other is a CRABI, an anatomical test device (ATD) which weighs 22 pounds, approximately the 50% 1 year old male. It costs about $9,200 and comes with a thick book of specifications. It is used by biomechanics in kinetic analysis. It will be instrumented to determine forces by shaking. This preliminary experiment shows how daunting shaking becomes when weight of the putative victim resembles reality. The demonstration, with the NCSBS doll, is akin to magic, totally misleading, effective to secure convictions.


Video courtesy of John Lloyd, Ph.D., M. Erg. S.