Fatal Nonpowder Firearm Wounds: Case Report and Review of the Literature

@article{Lawrence1990FatalNF,
  title={Fatal Nonpowder Firearm Wounds: Case Report and Review of the Literature},
  author={H. Sherwood Lawrence},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={1990},
  volume={85 2},
  pages={
          177-81
        }
}
A previously unreported fatality due to a head wound from a CO2-powered BB pistol is described. In a review of the English language medical literature (primarily forensic), ten previous reports of fatality due to nonpowder firearms were found. A common mechanism is identified in the head wounds leading to fatality. Modern day technology has elevated the BB gun from toy to weapon. Often appearing trivial, BB and pellet gun injuries must be considered in the same class as those from small-caliber… CONTINUE READING

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