The Modern Compound Bow

  title={The Modern Compound Bow},
  author={Lokman Sung and Kilak Kesha and Sarah E. Avedschmidt and Kelly Root and Leigh Hlavaty},
  journal={Journal of Forensic Sciences},
Bows and arrows are ancient weapons that have risen and fallen as the preeminent armaments used by man. Because of the ubiquity of firearms, fatalities from archery injuries in the United States have radically declined. However, when deaths involving this weapon do present themselves, the paucity of reference materials can be a hurdle for forensic pathologists and other forensic scientists. This article will provide a brief history of the origins of the bow and the inception of the compound bow… 
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