Increasing confidence in paleopathological diagnosis - Application of the Istanbul terminological framework

Jo Appleby, Richard Thomas, Jane Buikstra

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Abstract

Paleopathological reporting is hampered by a lack of precision in the confidence levels of diagnosis. In this article, we recommend the application of a slightly modified system of nomenclature ratified by the UN and widely used in forensic medicine for the identification of torture. The application of this terminological framework within paleopathology would encourage consistency between practitioners and enhance the reliability of comparisons between cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-21
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Paleopathology
Volume8
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2015

Keywords

  • Diagnosis
  • Istanbul protocol
  • Terminology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Archaeology

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