volume 24, issue 2, P83-92 2019
DOI: 10.17986/blm.2019252241
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Çiler Fulya Erkan, Gürsel Çetin

Abstract:  Objective: Diatom analysis is a valuable tool in forensic science and it is useful in diagnosis of drowning and determination of the drowning site. The basic principal of the “diatom test” in investigation of drowning is based on correlation between diatoms are present in the medium where the possible drowning took place and inhalation of water causes penetration of diatoms into the alveolar system and blood stream and consequently their deposition into brain, kidneys and other organs, like the bone marrow of…

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