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Theories Discussion => General Discussion => Topic started by: PghRunner on October 11, 2021, 05:43:47 PM

Title: Quick medical question
Post by: PghRunner on October 11, 2021, 05:43:47 PM

I just had a quick question on the autopsy photos of Rustik--in the first photos, when he still has snow on him, it looks like the skin is burned (from frostbite, I assume) and somewhat hunkered down.  However, the last two autopsy pictures seem to be when the body had thawed.  His skin looks perfect, as if he was just laying there.  Does anyone know what would cause this difference?  I don't think that the burns from frost bite/edema would go away to the point the skin looked "normal."  Or is this just a trick of the lighting?  It just strikes me as odd, since he was found face down and the initial pictures make him look unrecognizable.

Thank you!
Title: Re: Quick medical question
Post by: Manti on October 11, 2021, 06:37:01 PM
It's not just Rustem, if you compare the photos of two Yuris under the tree vs thawed in the morgue, for example, it's the same effect.
 Unfortunately I don't know the medical reason.
Title: Re: Quick medical question
Post by: Игорь Б. on October 11, 2021, 10:51:33 PM
Причина не медицинская, а оптическая.
На контрасте с белым снегом кожа кажется темнее, а без снега светлее:


Title: Re: Quick medical question
Post by: ThorstenW on December 06, 2021, 12:06:05 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Livor_mortis (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Livor_mortis)

I think it also affects the entire skin color and depends on the ambient temperature.

When Rustem was found, he was frozen and later there were of course higher temperatures in the room and so I think that the color of the skin has changed again because of it.

Corpse stains form where the body has contact with the ground, for example, I mean. Because Rustem was lying faced in the snow, towards the ground, I mean that the face color was so dark because of it. So the face color should have returned to normal after he was lying on his back in the morgue.