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Forensic paleoradiology: identification of a public figure murdered in 1837

Show simple item record Castro, M Diaz, J Riquelme, J Rivas, P Richter, P 2017-04-18T12:23:27Z 2017-04-18T12:23:27Z 2013
dc.identifier.citation Anthropol Anz. 2013;70(1):101-111 es_CL
dc.description.abstract Two unidentified graves were found during construction of a new crypt at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Santiago, Chile. One of the bodies was sent to the Teaching Hospital of the University of Chile for forensic identification. The fully mummified corpse was suspected to be that of Diego Portales, a prominent Chilean politician who was assassinated in 1837. The condition of the corpse determined that the best way to establish a positive identification was by means of a multislice CT scan, since the body had been autopsied and embalmed using unknown substances. This paper presents the results of the virtual autopsy of the remains and compares these results with the original autopsy report of 1837. The embalming method is also discussed, based on chemical analysis using inductively coupled mass spectroscopy (ICP-MS) and cold vapour atomic absorption spectrometry (HG-CVAAS). es_CL
dc.format.extent 11 es_CL
dc.language.iso en_US es_CL
dc.publisher Schweizerbart es_CL
dc.subject mummified body es_CL
dc.subject paleoradiology es_CL
dc.subject paleopathology es_CL
dc.subject forensics es_CL
dc.subject virtopsy es_CL
dc.title Forensic paleoradiology: identification of a public figure murdered in 1837 es_CL
dc.type Artículo es_CL

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