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Injection of toxic agents: an unusual cause of death.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8586349     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Self-injection of toxic substances is a rare method of suicide. Since only case reports exist in the forensic literature, an evaluation of the autopsy reports of the Munich Department of Legal Medicine in the period 1976-1994 was performed including 36 suicides and seven homicides due to injection of toxic agents. The majority of the decreased were physicians nurses or, in cases of homicidal intoxication relatives. The commonly used substances were anaesthetic drugs.
O Peschel; P Betz; W Eisenmenger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Meta-Analysis    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Forensic science international     Volume:  75     ISSN:  0379-0738     ISO Abbreviation:  Forensic Sci. Int.     Publication Date:  1995 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-03-27     Completed Date:  1996-03-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7902034     Medline TA:  Forensic Sci Int     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  95-100     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Legal Medicine, University of Munich, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Cause of Death
Data Collection
Hazardous Substances / administration & dosage,  poisoning*
Homicide* / statistics & numerical data
Injections / methods
Middle Aged
Suicide* / statistics & numerical data
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hazardous Substances

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