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Criminal poisoning with anaesthetic drugs: murder, manslaughter, or not guilty.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1213630     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Criminal poisoning is uncommon and the use of anaesthetic and related drugs for this purpose is very rare. Seven cases, involving the use of morphine, chloroform, hyoscine, thiopental, and succinylcholine, are described. In three cases the accused was found guilty of murder, in two guilty of manslaughter, in two not guilty and in one the verdict is not known.
J R Maltby
Publication Detail:
Type:  Historical Article; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Forensic science     Volume:  6     ISSN:  0300-9432     ISO Abbreviation:  Forensic Sci     Publication Date:    1975 Aug-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-04-29     Completed Date:  1976-04-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0330706     Medline TA:  Forensic Sci     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  91-108     Citation Subset:  IM; Q    
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MeSH Terms
Chloroform / poisoning
History, 19th Century
History, 20th Century
Middle Aged
Morphine / poisoning
Poisoning / history*
Scopolamine / poisoning
Succinylcholine / poisoning
Thiopental / poisoning
Reg. No./Substance:
306-40-1/Succinylcholine; 51-34-3/Scopolamine; 57-27-2/Morphine; 67-66-3/Chloroform; 76-75-5/Thiopental

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