Published Online: 1 July 1977
Page Count: 15
Assistant professor of laboratory medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, S.C.
Chief medical examiner of the State of North Carolina and professor of pathology, College of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.
(Received 2 November 1976; accepted 6 January 1977)
A significantly high blood level of ethanol is one of the most common factors among deaths investigated by medical examiners. There are few, if any, drugs that are as extensively used. Much information is available on forensic problems that involve the use and abuse of ethanol and on deaths contributed to, caused, or precipitated by ethanol [1–4].
Paper ID: JFS10639J