Report No. 84
4.18. Conditions and equipment.-
There have been many learned discussions as to the conditions in which such examination should be made and as to the equipment that may be used. For example, one expert in legal medicine has stated his experience thus1-
"Examination with an ultra-violet lamp I consider to be very useful and the police put a mains' model at my disposal whenever I need it-that is, in every reasonably recent case. Details depend on the history of baths and ablutions since the incident, but I would rather err on the side of using it too often than too rarely."
1. K.F.M. Pole, Letter in (January 1970) Medicine, Science and the Law, p. 73.