flotation test

Related Overviews


'flotation test' can also refer to...


More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Law


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

A test conducted during the autopsy of a newborn baby where the lungs were put in a bowl of water. If they floated it was assumed that the baby had breathed after birth and had therefore lived. The method is discredited by some pathologists.

Subjects: Law.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.