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Injection of toxic agents: an unusual cause of death.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8586349     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
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    
Affiliation:
Department of Legal Medicine, University of Munich, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aged
Autopsy
Cause of Death
Child
Data Collection
Female
Germany
Hazardous Substances / administration & dosage,  poisoning*
Homicide* / statistics & numerical data
Humans
Injections / methods
Male
Middle Aged
Suicide* / statistics & numerical data
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hazardous Substances

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