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Place of the Scanning Electron Microscope in the Taxonomic Identification of Diatoms in the Diagnosis of Drowning

  • B. Ludes
  • S. Quantin
  • N. Messaddeq
  • M. Coste
  • N. North
  • R. Bury
  • M. Fabre
  • P. Mangin
Conference paper

Abstract

Since the diagnosis of drowning is one of the most difficult diagnoses in forensic pathology, a number of tests changes in body fluids such as blood, vitreous humour, cerebrospinal fluid, histological changes have been proposed to confirm this diagnosis.

Keywords

Taxonomic Identification Vitreous Humour Routine Laboratory Test Organ Sample Forensic Pathology 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Ludes
    • 1
  • S. Quantin
    • 1
  • N. Messaddeq
    • 2
  • M. Coste
    • 3
  • N. North
    • 1
  • R. Bury
    • 2
  • M. Fabre
    • 2
  • P. Mangin
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut de Médecine LégaleStrasbourg CedexFrance
  2. 2.Service Central de Microscopie ElectroniqueStrasbourg CedexFrance
  3. 3.CemagrffGazinft CedexFrance

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