Editorial

Dear Forensic Scientists, As the publication committee of the Bulletin of Legal Medicine, we would like to greet and proudly inform that the Forensic Medicine Bulletin has been published in total 11 volume without any interruption since 1996 to 2006. You have been receiving the first number of 12th volume with a new publication committee. In spite of some difficulties, the Bulletin of Legal Medicine has been published successfully with your support. We would like to thank especially to Professor Serpil Salaçin and Professor Şebnem Korur Fincancı for their support. Moreover, we would like to thank to our colleagues who took part in the publication committee and they will go on their valuable efforts. According to the aim that was pointed out by Professor Serpil Salaçin, the first editor of the Bulletin of Legal Medicine, at the first number, the Bulletin is getting stronger everyday. Although the Bulletin of Legal Medicine has experienced some difficulties, the mission “transferring information in its field and being an important part of scientific developing”, has been delivered under the name of the Society of Forensic Medicine Specialists' official scientific publication. In order to achieve the target that being accepted by international scientific indexes, the first step was taken and Professor Şebnem Korur Fincancı is working on further steps. Although she left her post as an editor to her young colleagues, we believed that she will contribute the Bulletin of Legal Medicine with her international experience. At this point, we would like to thank to her for future assistance. In order to make faster the editorial process of papers, we will receive papers electronically, and our e-mail address is adlitipbulteni@gmail.com. We believe that editorial process will take shorter time with this new way of communication. And a tragic death, we lost Professor Ali Yemişçigil. I first met him in 1992. After that we had seen each other in congress and symposium frequently. We spent a lot of time in board meetings together while he was suffering from his fatal illness. I longed for his determination, he was lecturing as a real academician until the end. My dearest lecturer, I enjoyed from being together, altough it was a short period of time. I am sorry for people who not being given lectured by you and people although around you but missed this opportunity. I would like to send respects to Professor Ali Yemişçigil who stick to his values and tought me a lot about life.

Published: Apr 1, 2007

Medical Certification of Death and Cause of Death Statements in Cukurova University Hospital

Apr 1, 2007
10-14
Demet Meral, Ahmet Hilal, Necmi Çekin, Mete Korkut Gülmen, Mehmet Eryılmaz, Ramazan Akcan

A Screening Method Using LC-MS MS for Illicit Drugs in Postmortem Blood an Application to 62 Postmortem Cases

Apr 1, 2007
15-20
Serap Annette Akgür, Ceyhun Dolma, Hasan Ertaş, Ceyda Teker, Ali Reşat Moral

A Growing Danger Blank Cartilage Guns

Apr 1, 2007
21-24
Muhammet Mustafa Arslan, Ramazan Karanfil, Ramazan Akcan, Necmi Çekin

Evaluation of the Lesions Mimicking Anal Penetration Two Case Report

Apr 1, 2007
25-31
Sema Demirçin, Y. Mustafa Karagöz, Osman Özgür Sargın, Mehmet Atılgan

The Analysis of a Skeleton with Otitis Media Found in the Remains of Kelenderis Antique City

Apr 1, 2007
32-35
Işın Günay, Hacer Yaşar Teke, Yaşar Bilge, Erksin Güleç

Suicide by Sharp and Stab Instruments Two Case Reports

Apr 1, 2007
36-40
Zerrin Erkol, Bora Büken, Rıza Yılmaz, Hayri Erkol