Objective Diagnosis of Drowning by the "Diatom Test" - A Critical Review.

Abstract

The identification of diatoms in the body tissues to prove a death by drowning (known as the diatom test) dates back to the end of the 19th century. However, in recent decades the reliability of this method was disproved because of an alleged inaccuracy and high false positive rate; nonetheless, the matter is still highly controversial. The purpose of the… (More)

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@article{Bortolotti2004ObjectiveDO, title={Objective Diagnosis of Drowning by the "Diatom Test" - A Critical Review.}, author={Federica Bortolotti and Franco Tagliaro and Giulia Manetto}, journal={Forensic science review}, year={2004}, volume={16 2}, pages={135-48} }