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August 10, 1940

Gerichtlich-medizinische und kriminalistische Blutuntersuchung: Ein Leitfaden für Studierende, Ärzte und Kriminalisten

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Von Dr. med. Kurt Walcher, o. Professor, Vorstand des Instituts für gerichtliche und soziale Medizin der Universität Würzburg. Paper. Price, 12.60 marks. Pp. 175, with 50 illustrations. Berlin: Julius Springer, 1939.

JAMA. 1940;115(6):483. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810320063033

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The book deals with blood examination for medicolegal purposes. The methods and objectives are of course wholly different from the clinical. In the first part the methods and means of examining blood stains are described in detail from the first inspection of the suspected stain to the final demonstration of its kind, whether human or not, if it proves to be a blood stain. The illustrations of blood stains and tests are instructive. In the discussion of the differences between maternal and fetal blood no mention is made of the fact that fetal blood contains more or less hemoglobin antigenically and otherwise different from adult hemoglobin. The second part is concerned with the technic of blood grouping for court purposes, including the grouping of dried blood and blood from cadavers. The third part describes the determination of the alcohol content of the circulating blood as practiced particularly in connection with

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