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- Karl Pearson (1898) attempted for the first time to estimate a person’s stature based on measurements of individual bones.
- The measurements are in centimeters.
- Measuring Points for Pearson Formula:
- Femur: measured from the top of the head to the apex of the inner condyle
- Humerus: measured over their greatest length
- Tibia: measured over their greatest length
- Radius: measured from the upper articular surface to the tip of the malleolus.
Table1: Pearson’s Formular for Stature Estimation From Dried Long Bones
|Femur (F)||81.306 + 1.880F||72.884 + 1.945F|
|Humerus (H)||70.641 + 2.894H||71.475 + 2.754H|
|Tibia (T)||78.664 + 2.376T||74.774 + 2.353T|
|Radius (R)||89.925 + 3.271R||81.224 + 3.343R|
Table 2: Pearson’s Formula For Stature Determination From Humid Bones with Cartilages Intact
|Femur (F)||81.231 + 1.880F||73.163 + 1.945F|
|Humerus (H)||70.714 + 2.894H||72.046 + 2.754H|
|Tibia (T)||78.807 + 2.376T||75.369 + 2.352T|
|Radius (R)||86.456 + 3.271R||82.189 + 3.343R|
- Forensic Medicine book by P.V. Guharaj Pg. 43.
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