Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Srilakshmi Chidambaram

  • Entomological evidence and tales of the dead

    Srilakshmi Chidambaram Manila, Philippines   Transformation of large cone maggot from larvae to adult. USDA Forest Service via Flickr.  Picture the scene: A body, blue with bloat, sprawled across the floor. The skin is sloughed off and peeling; fat drips through the carpet. The room is warm with the sickly-sweet stench of decay. A living,…