Editorial

We have reached to the end of one more year with much delay, and The Bulletin of Legal Medicine is now at the door step of fourth year. Our Bulletin is always published with delay due to economic, and communicative problems, however the reason of this big gap could now be detected by the date of articles that reach at our Bulletin. Forensic Medicine has two establishments in our coutry. One of these is Forensic Medicine Institutes, and Departments of Forensic Medicine of Medical Schools, while the other is the official expertise establishment of Turkey, the Council of Forensic Medicine. Ministry of Justice. They had been frequently called under same construction, and many of the university members have worked lor the Council also. However in the last year, a separation has been experienced, and against the universal aspect of science, the Council declared possesion of legal cases. This situation loosened the tight bonds, and researchers of both have begun to lose their motivation for new projects and researches. People who work for the Bulletin are unfortunate witnesses of this distressing situation. Next year may be or may not be more efficient, nevertheless this is an underestimating evaluation for the studies of our colleagues who try for survival of this Bulletin. "Our Bulletin will have the chance to apply for Excerpta Medica at the end of this year, as it accomplishes its third year, and we shall be waiting for the year 2000 in order to be in Index Medicus. We invite you all to carry The Bulletin of Legal Medicine to 21st century." has been our declaration in the last issue of our Bulletin. We quote our declaration once more for all of our colleagues from different fields of forensic sciences. Hopefully to gather for an improvement in a united, but with a rich variety of construction. Editor

Published: Dec 1, 1998

The Review of Sexual Assault Cases Those Reflected to Adana Penalty Courts

Dec 1, 1998
81-85
Necmi Çekin, Ahmet Hilal, Nursel Bilgin, Benhan Alper, Mete Korkut Gülmen, Bülent Savran, Ayşe Dolunay Sarıca

The Importance of Hyaline Membrane Disease in Medicolegal Autopsies Case Report

Oct 1, 1998
98-101
Sülbiye Koyutürk, Abdi Özaslan, Sermet Koç, İnci Alıç Özaslan, Hüseyin Sarı

The Battered Child Syndrome with a Fatal Outcome

Oct 1, 1998
102-105
Birgül Tüzün, Nezih Anolay, Mehmet Şevki Sözen, İmdat Elmas, Erdem Akkay