Medical University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Received date October 24, 2016; Accepted date October 24, 2016; Published date November 01, 2016
Citation: Timonov P (2016) Forensic Medicine from the Crime Scene to the Autopsy Room. J Forensic Med 1:e102. doi: 10.4172/2472-1026.1000e102
Copyright: © 2016 Timonov P. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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