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Dr. Sumit Seth,is a career diplomat,member of prestigious Indian Foreign Service.He happens to be the youngest post-graduate of Forensic Medicine in India.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

With H'ble Health Minister Dr. Ramadoss

Presenting "Review Of Forensic Medicine" to H'ble Union Minister For Health and Family Welfare Dr.Anbumani Ramadoss

AIIMS MD Entrance Exam May 2008

Q.1Corpus delicti is meaning? (Page 1)
A .Essence of crime
B. Inquest into death
C. Body of victim
D. Post-mortem examination

Ans is A.Essence of crime

Q.2Irresistable sexual desire in a male is otherwise known as?
(Page 103-104)


Ans is C.Satyriasis

Q3 In asphyxia structure to be open last is?
(N.B to obtain bloodless field neck is opened last.)


answer b.neck


Q4.Finger print bureau was 1st established in ? (Page 18)

a India
b UK
d Poland

Ans a) India

AIIMS November 2007

AIIMS No. 2007 Forensic Medicine Questions:

1. Telefona:
A. Plucking hairs
B. Beating on both ears
C. Persistent pushing of head into vomit
D. Beating on soles


1.TELEFONO consists of repeated slapping of the sides of the head[over the ears] by open palms of the assailant .this may cause rupture of ear drums.
2..FALANGA (also known as falaka or bastinado)
In this canes/rods are used to beat on the soles of the feet , which is very painful and debilitating. Aseptic necrosis may occur. also hyper pigmentation is seen along lines of injury.

3.SUBMARINO[also known as latina] Victim suffers forced immersion of head in water often contaminated with feces/urine until suffocation.
4.DRY SUBMARINO is tying a plastic bag over the head up to the point of suffocation.
5.SAW HORSE forced straddling of a bar, forcing the victim to sit on a Rod like one sits on horse back, leading to perineal/scrotal hematoma.
6.CATTLE PROD[electric shock] here a magnetic device delivering high voltage may be used in which burns may not be found on skin, but it causes severe pain.
7.BLACK SLAVE here a heated metal spear like object, is inserted into anus .causing rectal/ perinea burns.

2. Primary impact injury most commonly involved is:

A. Head
B. Neck
C. Abdomen
D. Legs

3 type of injury which pedestrians may suffer.
1)Primaryimpact: These are caused when first part of the strikes the vehicle.In the typical case, the vitim is struck by the front of the vehicle and sustains so called bumper injury on legs

2)Secondary impact injuries: These are injuries cause by further impact by the the vehicle
3) Tertiary impact injuries (Secondary injuries) These are injuries caused when the victim striking objects such as the ground)

3.In death due to asphyxia, last to be opened is:
(Ref page no 86)

A. Thorax
B. Abdomen
C. Head
D. Neck

4. In tandem bullet the number of bullets fired are:
(Ref page no.66)
A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. None

5. All of the following are included in grievous hurt except:
(Ref page No. 68)

A. Abrasion on face
B. Loss of one kidney
C. Loss of one testis
D. Loss of one eye

All India Pre PG Exam January 2008

Corporobasal index is used to determine:
(Ref. Page 7)
A. Race
B. Sex
C. Age
D. Stature

Which of the following is not a death due to suffocation:
(Ref. Page 83)
A. Burking
B. Gagging
C. Throttling
D. Choking

On postmortem examination, contusion of neck muscles is seen along with fracture of Hyoid Bone. The most probable cause of death is:
(Ref. Page 87)
A. Manual Strangulation
B. Drowning
C. Burking
D. Smothering

Expanded Lungs may sink due to:
(Ref. Page 117)

A. Atelectasis
B. Putrefaction
C. Mouth to mouth respiration
D. Alcoholic fixation Meconium aspiration

The reagent used to detect presence of Vaginal Cells on the penis of an accused in a rape case is:
(Ref. Page 144,by exclusion)

A. Lugol’s iodine
B. Phenophthalein test
C. Orthotoluidine test.
D. Benzidine

Vaginal cells can not be seen with the naked eye, but can be detected by a test. These cells turn Brown when exposed to the vapors of Lugol's iodine.

Mechanism of labour in abortion stick is due to:
(Ref. Page 152)

A. Stimulation of uterine contraction
B. Oxytocin present in the stick
C. Prostaglandins present in the stick
D. All of the above

An example of Polychlorinated hydrocarbon is:
(Ref. Page 181)

A. Parathion
B. Malathion
C. Diazinon
D. Endrin

A middle aged man from West Bengal presents with paraesthesia of hands and feet, hyperkeratosis, lines in the nails and rain drop pigmentation in the hands. The most likely causative toxin for the above mentioned symptoms is:
(Ref. Page 183)

A. Lead.
B. Arsenic
C. Thallium.
D. Mercury.