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JAMA. 1931;97(3):182. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730030032016.
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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MEDICOLEGAL PROBLEMS  The Board of Trustees at its meeting, June 7, approved the following report and recommendations of the Committee on Medicolegal Problems:The detection and punishment of crime is a major problem today throughout the entire country. Experience abroad and a limited experience in the United States have shown that science can do much to aid in accomplishing those ends. Frequently the first step in the detection of crime, the identification of the living and the dead—sometimes the identification of mutilated portions of dismembered bodies—depends on anthropometric measurements, finger-prints, evidences of age, sex, race, preexisting diseases, and old injuries, such evidence as is discoverable only by skilled pathologists. Examinations of the dead body, by inspection and autopsy, to determine the cause and time of death, call like services. The nature and origin of stains must be accurately determined, procedures that call for scientific technic and

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