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Publication Type : Journal Article
Thematic Areas : Medical Sciences
Publisher : International Journal of Medical Toxicology Legal Medicine
Source : International Journal of Medical Toxicology & Legal Medicine, Volume 12 (2012)
Campus : Kochi
School : School of Medicine
Department : Forensic Medicine
Year : 2012
Abstract : Results obtained by examination of 22 human cases suspected for drowning, one human case of death other than drowning and several tests on laboratory rats were used as a basis for evaluation of diatom method as supportive in forensic expertise of drowning. The recovery of diatoms from various examined organs, their qualitative and quantitative composition, if properly treated without the possibility of contamination, can be a reliable proof of the time and place of drowning. The priority of organ examination (external microflora determination, lungs, brain, heart (and/or blood), stomach, liver and kidney, and finally bone marrow) is discussed and established as well as the basic future research on cases suspected of drowning, but also on non-drowned victims and laboratory animals.
Cite this Research Publication : Anu Sasidharan, “Diatoms – A Study on its Role in Identification of Site of Drowning – Original Research Work”, International Journal of Medical Toxicology & Legal Medicine, vol. 12, 2012.