The Bulletin completes a publication period with this issue. We have expressed that we are at a milestone nearing a new century in the first issue. And our scientific field is also at the verge of paramount change, thus it is our responsibility to provide a scientifically rich environment to the young and newly joining colleagues. The time and content of the postgraduate education and defining the professional boundaries are urgent tasks before us. We are aware that different approaches to forensic medicine syllabus in various countries, being seen as a sub specialty and as an assistant to law alienates us to our profession and lays obstacles to freely express ourselves. We have to experience the negative outcomes of these definitions in the daily institutional relationships. In order to establish an independent scientific field, independent research and scientific curiosity are required. A scientific discipline defined as a helper to law is destined to be confined to questions raised by the law. Scientific qualities are to be lost in a restricted scientific environment. The forensic medicine specialists should know that the Bulletin is a medium for establishing an independent research climate. The law, as well as other scientific disciplines, will benefit from independent researches. We might enrich the productivity. Science, thanks to its nature, cannot go forward in the presence of any kind of restrictions. Sharing our works will help in building a scientific milieu and it is in our reach to succeed this. Only if we let our reasoning free and do not describe our field within the limits of referrals... Şebnem Korur Fincancı

Published: Dec 1, 2001

Multipl Reentry Gunshot Wounds at Abdomen by a Single Shot Case Report

Dec 1, 2001
Cafer Uysal, Tansev Boran, Halis Dokgöz, Mustafa Uzun, Sermet Koç

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome a Case Report

Dec 1, 2001
Mehmet Akif İnanıcı, Coşkun Yorulmaz, Nergis Cantürk