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forensic medicine

This is the use of medical techniques to help solve crimes. For instance, a clinical chemist might be called upon to the determine the type or do DNA testing on blood found at a crime scene, a pathologist might examine/dissect a corpse to determine the time and cause of death, and a physician might examine a rape victim to verify his or her assault and to obtain semen or hair samples left by the attacker.

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