RELATION OF FOOT LENGTH WITH THE HEIGHT IN MEDICAL STUDENTS OF TERTIARY CARE INSTITUTE IN NORTH INDIA
Jitender Kumar, Abhishek Sharma* and Atul Gupta
Identification of an individual is an important aspect in Forensic Medicine. It includes various parameters like determination of Age, Sex, Race, Stature etc. The Anthropometry of the individual helps a lot in the identification. The stature of an individual can be measured easily if whole of the body or skeleton is present. However, it becomes difficult when fragmented bodies or some parts of body or skeleton are brought for examination. The relation of foot length with the stature of the individual can be very helpful is such cases. This study was carried out on the medical students of a tertiary care institute of Himachal Pradesh to determine the relationship of their foot length with the stature.
Keywords: Identification, Stature, Anthropometry, Fragmented bodies.
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