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Role of autopsy surgeon in determination of time since death in criminal cases.
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PMID:  12793633     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Importance of determination of time since death is very important for the investigating agencies, autopsy surgeons and legal authorities in criminal cases or when a foul play is suspected behind a death. There are many variabilities and probabilities in determination process but the following points are to be read and analysed carefully so that it can be easier to ascertain the time since death: History and circumstances of death; somatic and molecular signs of death; emptying time of stomach and state of digestion of food in the stomach; biochemical investigations, etc. The individual points are narrated in a nutshell in this article.
P R Pathak
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Indian Medical Association     Volume:  100     ISSN:  0019-5847     ISO Abbreviation:  J Indian Med Assoc     Publication Date:  2002 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-06-09     Completed Date:  2003-07-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505608     Medline TA:  J Indian Med Assoc     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  700-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Forensic Medicine, RMC Loni 413736.
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MeSH Terms
Cause of Death*
Coroners and Medical Examiners*
Death Certificates
Forensic Medicine / standards*
Physician's Role*
Postmortem Changes

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