Viewing entries posted in June 2017

A History of Forensic Toxicology: The Marsh Test for Arsenic

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 2 June 2017 | 0 Comments

A colleague recently referred this fascinating article to me which outlines the history of the scientific detection of arsenic in dead bodies. See here: http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/marsh-test-arsenic-poisoning. I have a particular interest in poisons and forensic toxicology given my Pharmacy degree.

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Pathology Not up to Scratch in Tasmania? - The Need for Accreditation

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 2 June 2017 | 0 Comments

I refer you to my blog of recent days in relation to major shortcomings in forensic pathology in Canada and a likely move to mandatory accreditation. See here: http://www.betterconsult.com.au/blog/motherisk-scandal-in-canada-prompts-review-of-ontario-s-forensic-laboratories/

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Lifting the Veil on DNA Evidence: Griffith University Law School and Innocence Project

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 1 June 2017 | 0 Comments

Was pleased to receive an invitation to the upcoming "Lifting the Veil on DNA Evidence" forum to be held by the Griffith University Law School and Innocence Project in Queensland on Friday 30 June 2017. The session will examine DNA evidence and what the statistics actually mean. The panel will be chaired by Mr Peter Gleeson, Editor, Sunday Mail and includes the Hon. Justice Debra Mullins from the Supreme Court of Queensland, Mr Saul Holt QC, Dr Brian McDonald (Director, DNA Consults, NSW) and Ms Kirsty Wright (Griffith University School of Natural Sciences).

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