Fatal penetrating injuries of the chest

dc.contributor.advisorDe Groot, K Men_ZA
dc.contributor.authorScholtz, Hendrik Johannesen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-09T14:10:41Z
dc.date.available2018-01-09T14:10:41Z
dc.date.issued1996en_ZA
dc.description.abstractIn the Republic of South Africa, an autopsy is required in all cases of unnatural death, or in cases where the cause of death is unknown in terms of the Inquest Act of 1959. These are performed at the Salt River Medicolegal Laboratory by Forensic Pathologists and Registrars of the Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology of the University of Cape Town. The Salt River Medicolegal Laboratory serves the greater Cape Town area with a population of approximately 2,5 million, including the magisterial districts of Cape Town, Wynberg, Mitchell's Plain and Simonstown. Cape Town has one of the world's highest homicide rates and in 1986 the incidence was 56, 91 100000 population per annum. In contrast, Singapore has a homicide rate of only 2, 5/100 000, while the United States has an overall homicide rate of 7,7/ 100 000 population. In order to document the true impact of penetrating chest injuries, and to place mortality data in perspective, a retrospective descriptive study of all cases with fatal penetrating chest injuries admitted to the Salt River Medicolegal Laboratory in Cape Town during 1990 was undertaken. In 1990, a total of 5 758 cases was admitted to the Salt River Medicolegal Laboratory of which 1834 cases (39%) were the result of homicide. Of the homicide cases, 408 (22%) were the result of firearm injuries. A total of 2044 (35, 5%) cases admitted was deemed to have died of natural causes. This study identified a total of 841 cases of fatal penetrating injuries of the chest admitted during 1990, which constituted 22,6% of all non-natural cases admitted.en_ZA
dc.identifier.apacitationScholtz, H. J. (1996). <i>Fatal penetrating injuries of the chest</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,Division of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/26781en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationScholtz, Hendrik Johannes. <i>"Fatal penetrating injuries of the chest."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,Division of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, 1996. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/26781en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationScholtz, H. 1996. Fatal penetrating injuries of the chest. University of Cape Town.en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Scholtz, Hendrik Johannes AB - In the Republic of South Africa, an autopsy is required in all cases of unnatural death, or in cases where the cause of death is unknown in terms of the Inquest Act of 1959. These are performed at the Salt River Medicolegal Laboratory by Forensic Pathologists and Registrars of the Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology of the University of Cape Town. The Salt River Medicolegal Laboratory serves the greater Cape Town area with a population of approximately 2,5 million, including the magisterial districts of Cape Town, Wynberg, Mitchell's Plain and Simonstown. Cape Town has one of the world's highest homicide rates and in 1986 the incidence was 56, 91 100000 population per annum. In contrast, Singapore has a homicide rate of only 2, 5/100 000, while the United States has an overall homicide rate of 7,7/ 100 000 population. In order to document the true impact of penetrating chest injuries, and to place mortality data in perspective, a retrospective descriptive study of all cases with fatal penetrating chest injuries admitted to the Salt River Medicolegal Laboratory in Cape Town during 1990 was undertaken. In 1990, a total of 5 758 cases was admitted to the Salt River Medicolegal Laboratory of which 1834 cases (39%) were the result of homicide. Of the homicide cases, 408 (22%) were the result of firearm injuries. A total of 2044 (35, 5%) cases admitted was deemed to have died of natural causes. This study identified a total of 841 cases of fatal penetrating injuries of the chest admitted during 1990, which constituted 22,6% of all non-natural cases admitted. DA - 1996 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1996 T1 - Fatal penetrating injuries of the chest TI - Fatal penetrating injuries of the chest UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/26781 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/26781
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationScholtz HJ. Fatal penetrating injuries of the chest. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,Division of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, 1996 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/26781en_ZA
dc.language.isoengen_ZA
dc.publisher.departmentDivision of Forensic Medicine and Toxicologyen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Health Sciencesen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.subject.otherThoracic Injuriesen_ZA
dc.subject.otherWounds, Penetratingen_ZA
dc.subject.otherForensic medicineen_ZA
dc.titleFatal penetrating injuries of the chesten_ZA
dc.typeMaster Thesis
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters
dc.type.qualificationnameMMeden_ZA
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