Estimating the Post-Mortem Interval in Immersed Cadavers : The Example of an Animal Model

  • N. Telmon
  • D. Rouge
  • J. F. Brugne
  • O. Delmas
  • D. Alengrin
  • P. M. Bras
  • L. Arbus
Conference paper

Abstract

Many methods have been proposed to estimate the postmortem interval, based in particular on the heat loss of the cadaver. These methods have the advantage of being simple to use and giving a rapid result. However, they raise real problems when the cadaver has been immersed, either totally, partially or temporarily.

Keywords

Convection 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Telmon
    • 1
  • D. Rouge
    • 1
  • J. F. Brugne
    • 1
  • O. Delmas
    • 1
  • D. Alengrin
    • 1
  • P. M. Bras
    • 1
  • L. Arbus
    • 1
  1. 1.Service Médico-JudiciaireCHU Toulouse-RangueilToulouse CedexFrance

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