The gun and the sanctity of human life; or the bullet as pathogen.

@article{Adelson1980TheGA,
  title={The gun and the sanctity of human life; or the bullet as pathogen.},
  author={L. Adelson},
  journal={The Pharos of Alpha Omega Alpha-Honor Medical Society. Alpha Omega Alpha},
  year={1980},
  volume={43 3},
  pages={
          15-25
        }
}
  • L. Adelson
  • Published 1980
  • Medicine, Engineering
  • The Pharos of Alpha Omega Alpha-Honor Medical Society. Alpha Omega Alpha
Thoughtful clinicians and researchers are constantly on the alert for pathogens, whatever their nature, acting on the premise that identification of harmful environmental agents will lead to the introduction of measures to eliminate or control them. In this presentation I discuss the bullet as a pathogen in our "peace-time" American society, a designation often considered a tragic joke by those of us who function professionally in metropolitan coroners' or medical examiners' offices, where we… Expand
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