All of the following retard putrefaction EXCEPT: (LQ)
|A||Body buried in a shallow grave|
|B||Body placed in tightly fitting lead lined coffin|
|C||Temperature below 320F and above 1200F|
|D||Body completely submerged in water|
Body buried in a shallow grave
a. Putrefaction is retarded by: < 0 0C, > 48 0C, dry weather, ↓air velocity, tight clothing, > 2m deep grave, body in dry soil, body packed in coffin, infants not fed, wasting diseases like anaemia, poisoning by Carbolic acid, ZnCl2, Strychnine, heavy metals like As, Sb; in water slower than in air
b. Casper’s dictum- 1 wk of putrefaction in air = 2 wks in water = 8 wks in soil.
c. Sex- male/female has no effect on putrefaction.