[Biomechanical fragility of the infant skull].

  title={[Biomechanical fragility of the infant skull].},
  author={Walter P Weber},
  journal={Zeitschrift fur Rechtsmedizin. Journal of legal medicine},
  volume={94 2},
  • Walter P Weber
  • Published 1985 in
    Zeitschrift fur Rechtsmedizin. Journal of legal…
Following previous experiments on postmortem skull fractures of infants, falls from 82-cm heights onto stone (A), carpet (B) and foam-backed linoleum (C), 35 further falling tests were carried out onto softly cushioned ground. In 10 cases a 2-cm thick foam rubber mat (D) was chosen and in 25 further cases a double-folded (8-cm-thick) camel hair blanket (E). Hence the results of altogether 50 tests could be evaluated. In test groups A-C on a relatively hard surface, skull fractures of the… CONTINUE READING

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