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Old 06-14-2018, 12:12 PM
Wickerman Wickerman is offline
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Do you have a link for that article?
I tend to collect pdf's concerning Time of Death, and causes.
There is a good one that describes what 19th century doctors used to help determine ToD - Algor mortis, Livor mortis, Rigor mortis, Decomposition, etc., plus Niderkorn's tables which were the standard for the time.
http://www.dumpio.fr/_media/time-of-death.pdf

What I have not been able to locate is a 19th century source which explains how Rigor mortise develops. I'm sure they were not aware it was due to chemical reaction.
I would like to know if they thought it was the result of temperature, but I just don't know.
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