A study on the diagnosis of drowning by examination of lung chlorophyll(a) of planktons with a spectrofluorophotometer.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

An investigation on the diagnosis of drowning by analysis of chlorophyll(a) (Chl.(a)) of planktons in the lung sample with a spectrofluorophotometer (SFPM) is reported. The diagnostic criteria or main points of death by drowning are suggested are according to our experimental studies. Meanwhile two cases of submersion in water were investigated and the causes of death were diagnosed correctly. It is concluded that examination of lung Chl.(a) of planktons could be used as a reliable diagnostic method in forensic practice.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Qu, J; Wang, E

Published Date

  • March 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 53 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 149 - 155

PubMed ID

  • 1592325

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0379-0738

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0379-0738(92)90191-x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Ireland