Toxicological Findings after Several Years of Burial

  • H. Käferstein
  • B. Madea
  • G. Sticht
  • H. Sachs
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Weinig wrote in 1966 a review on toxicological findings after exhumation that the number of papers on the identification of drugs after exhumation is surprisingly small. Although the analytical methods have been improved considerably in the last nearly 30 years, only very few reports in the literature on identification of drugs in exhumated bodies where published (2 – 6). In some cases e.g. Sticht et al. (1981) the identification of drugs was only possible in the stomach or body tissue in the area where the stomach has normally its topographical localisation.


Toxicological Analysis Legal Medicine Hemispheric Apoplexy Fatal Poisoning Acidic Milieu 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Käferstein
    • 1
  • B. Madea
    • 1
  • G. Sticht
    • 1
  • H. Sachs
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Legal MedicineKölnDeutschland
  2. 2.Institute of Legal MedicineUlmGermany

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