LEGAL MEDICINE


Legal Medicine provides an international forum for publication of original articles, reviews and correspondence on subjects that cover practical and theoretical areas of interest relating to the wide range of legal medicine. The subjects include forensic pathology, toxicology, odontology, anthropology, criminalistics, immunochemistry, hemogenetics and forensic aspects of biological science with emphasis on DNA analysis and molecular biology. Submissions dealing with medicolegal problems such as malpractice, insurance, child abuse or ethics in medical practice are also acceptable. Letters to the editor that relate to material published recently in the journal or comment on any aspects of the Journal are welcomed. All submissions are subject to peer review. Legal Medicine is an international journal sponsored by the Japanese Society of Legal Medicine as its official journal.


Editor-in-Chief
Hisao Takizawa
Department of Legal Medicine
Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University
Sugitani, Toyama 930-0194, Japan
Tel: +81-76-434-7280, Fax: +81-76-434-5024
E-mail: htakilm@toyama-mpu.ac.jp
Emeritus Editor-in-Chief
A. Takatsu, Tokyo
Deputy Editor
H. Kimura, Kurume
Editors
S. Cordner Victoria, Australia
W. Eisenmenger Munich, Germany
T. Fukunaga Mie, Japan
N. Ikeda Fukuoka, Japan
E. Kajii Tochigi, Japan
K. Kimura Shimane, Japan
P. Lincoln London, England
K. Matsubara Asahikawa, Japan

T. Murai Tokyo, Japan
K. Nishi Shiga, Japan
D.J. Pounder Dundee, Scotland
K. Suzuki Osaka, Japan
K. Tamaki Kyoto, Japan
N. Tanaka Kitakyushu, Japan
K. Yoshida Tokyo, Japan
Editorial Board
B. Budowle Quantico, VA, USA
W. Bonte Düsseldorf, Germany
B. Brinkmann Munster, Germany
A. Busuttil Edinburgh, Scotland
A. Carracedo Santiago de Compostela, Spain
P.K. Chattopadhyay Punjab, India
V.J.M. Di Maio San Antonio, TX, USA
J. Ferris Vancouver, Canada
A. Fiori Rome, Italy
G. Geserick Berlin, Germany
P. Gill Brimingham, England
J. Harbison Dublin, Ireland
J.I. Hirvonen Oulu, Finland
M. Y. Iscan Istanbul, Turkey
R. James Adelaide, Australia

W. Keil Munich, Germany
K. Kishi Gunma, Japan
G. Machata Vienna, Austria
S. Misawa Tsukuba, Japan
K. Minaguchi Chiba, Japan
T.T. Noguchi Los Angeles, CA, USA
A. Pentilla Helsinki, Finland
H.F. Polesky Minneapolis, MN, USA
K. Püschel Hamburg, Germany
C. Rittner Mainz, Germany
P. Saukko Turku, Finland
V. Schneider Berlin, Germany
Q.Q. Sheng Wuhan, P.R. China
T. Takatori Tokyo, Japan
T. Varga Szeged, Hungary
Assistants to Editor-in-Chief
Y. Kominato Toyama, Japan
H. Matsumoto Sapporo, Japan

T. Yasuda Fukui, Japan