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He's got not one, not two, but three pathology papers for download in PDF
Rothschild, B. M., Tanke, D., and Carpenter, K. 1997. Tyrannosaurs
suffered gout. Nature 387:357. (328 KB)
McWhinney, L., B. Rothschild, and K. Carpenter, 2001. Posttraumatic
chronic osteomyeltis in Stegosaurus dermal spikes, P. 141-156 in
Carpenter, K. (ed.) The Armored Dinosaurs. Indiana University Press,
Bloomington. (1176 KB)
McWhinney, L., K. Carpenter, B. Rothschild. 2001. Dinosaurian humeral
periostitis: a case of a juxtacortical lesion in the fossil record. P.
364-377 in Tanke, D. & K. Carpenter (eds.) Mesozoic Vertebrate Life.
Indiana University Press, Bloomington.
All found at:
That's enough pain-'n-sufferin' reading to satisfy even a masochist on a
On Wed, 21 Jun 2006 16:57:10 +0000 (pd) Phil Bigelow <email@example.com>
> Why don't you tell the story of "Limpy", the gout-footed T. rex?
> ate too much meat and didn't get enough legumes and other complex
> carbohydrates in his diet. Dr. Carpenter has a pdf of the paper on
> web page at:
> Look for "My Publications" and then click on "PDFs"
> (BTW: The T. rex's name really isn't "Limpy". I just got creative.
> and its diet was probably perfectly normal).
> On Wed, 21 Jun 2006 23:34:43 +0000 Dinosaur World
> > Are there any examples of skeletons with some major pathology, or
> > injury to
> > the bone? (Something similar to the injuries in Stan skeleton,
> > perhaps.)
> > I?m trying to find a creature that would make for an interesting
> > story. One
> > that perhaps a forensic pathologist would be able to look at the
> > bones and
> > give us his/her impression as to what happened to cause the
> > injuries.
> > Are there any forensic pathologists out there who work with you
> > folks?
> > Someone who might be a little more specialized in fossils or
> > prehistoric
> > injuries?
> > Thanks for any help.
> Stigmata free since 1972.
> Oh wait....maybe it was only a Ketchup stain.
Stigmata free since 1972.
Oh wait....maybe it was only a Ketchup stain.