Pathology of Terminal Ballistics

Disclaimer: Terminal Ballistics can be a sensitive topic, but an important one when considering the nature of military and law enforcement sniping. These topics are not meant to be morbid or to promote bloodshed of violence, but are to help understand the critical nature of a gun shot wound and importance of shot placement. We appreciate the professional manner that Dr. Crisanti has presented these topics and we offer him our thanks. Author: Joseph S. Crisanti, MD Diplomate American Board of Emergency Medicine The following discussion pertains to mechanisms of injury imparted by bullets on various organ systems. From a medical point of view the type of wound a bullet…

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