The Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer as a New and Important Tool in Forensic Toxicology

    Volume 17, Issue 2 (April 1972)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 April 1972

    Page Count: 10


    Bonelli, EJ
    Finnigan Corp., Sunnyvale, Calif.

    Gallaher, EJ
    Washington State Toxicology Laboratory, Seattle, Wash.

    Knight, JB
    Finnigan Corp., Sunnyvale, Calif.

    Skinner, RF
    Washington State Toxicology Laboratory, Seattle, Wash.

    (Received 1 November 1971; accepted 9 December 1971)

    Abstract

    The growing use of drugs in this country has caused the work of the toxicological chemist to become increasingly difficult. More and more, the courts, police departments, and coroners have had to rely on the chemist for evidence in respect to identification of drugs. In many cases testing procedures commonly used today do not, in fact, establish the identity of a substance of interest with a desirable degree of certainty and the presumptive identification needs confirmation by other techniques.


    Paper ID: JFS10678J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10678J

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    Title The Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer as a New and Important Tool in Forensic Toxicology
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