On 26 May 1991, a Lauda-Air airliner crashed after take-off at Bangkok from an initial height of ~8000 m. The plane came down in inaccessible jungle terrain, so that the difficulties of locating and salvaging the victims were considerably increased by the tropical conditions and the looting that had occurred.
Identification of the victims took place in extremely adverse working conditions in the pathological department of the Police Hospital in Bangkok.
The technique developed by the first author for the identification of persons in the light of their smoking habits by determining the existence of the so-called smoker cells was used to subdivide the entire autopsy material into « smokers », « non-smokers » and « incidental or passive smokers ».
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecine légale, Sinistre, Avion, Thaïlande, Homme, Identification, Fumeur, Non fumeur, Cytologie, Poumon, Alvéole pulmonaire, Macrophage, Microscopie fluorescence, Asie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Legal medicine, Disaster, Airplane, Thailand, Human, Identification, Smoker, Non smoker, Cytology, Lung, Pulmonary alveolus, Macrophage, Fluorescence microscopy, Asia
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Cote : 94-0480563
Code Inist : 002B30A10. Création : 199501.