Forensic

Forensic

Simplified Approach to Post Mortem Findings in Toxicology –With Mnemonics

Toxicology is one of the less discussed and underrated topics in Forensic Medicine during entire 3rd year. Due to hectic postings and classes in Major subjects, most of the medical students often miss studying this topic until the board exam approaches the door. From exam point of view, Toxicology is really important subject as it […]

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Forensic

Most commonly missed Injuries after a car accident

As an adult who’s been driving a car for some years, you’ve probably been in at least one car accident – even if it was only a minor fender bender. In fact, statistics say that the average driver will get into an accident roughly every 18 years, which works out to about 3 or 4 accidents […]

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Forensic Supernatural

Spontaneous human combustion – Wick Effect

Burnt to death but the incident is neither explainable as suicide, homicide or an accident – Have you ever come across something like this? Spontaneous Human Combustion (SHC) may somewhat explain it but adds more to the confusion as the intriguing phenomenon itself is not completely understood and many also support the claim against it’s […]

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Forensic

Strychnine poisoning

Strychnine (Kuchila) is an alkaloid prepared from the seeds of Nux vomica tree. It is a colorless crystal with bitter taste (hence not ideal as homicidal poison). It is used to kill ‘pests’, from earthworms to dogs. There is no justification for its continued use or even manufacture, as it has no longer any place […]

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Forensic

Arsenic Poisoning

Arsenic itself is not poisonous; it is the compounds of arsenic, particularly arsenous oxide or arsenic trioxide (sankhya or somalkhar) and various arsenites of Cu, Na and K that are toxic to the humans. Arsenic trioxide is a component of fruit sprays, weed-killers, dyeing agents, insecticides, rat poisons, etc. and also a medical preparation called […]

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