Suicide by Intravenous Injection of a Veterinary Euthanasia Agent: Report of a Case and Toxicologic Studies

    Volume 24, Issue 4 (October 1979)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 October 1979

    Page Count: 6


    Jones, JW
    Senior resident in pathology and chief toxicologist, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md

    Clark, MA
    Senior resident in pathology and chief toxicologist, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md

    (Received 14 April 1979; accepted 23 April 1979)

    Abstract

    Suicide by the intravenous self-administration of an overdose of therapeutic drugs has been rarely reported in the literature. All such cases to date have involved the use of short-acting barbiturates normally used in the induction of anesthesia; the victims have been either medical or paramedical personnel [1–3]. To our knowledge, the present case represents the first report of the suicidal intravenous self-administration of a veterinary euthanasia agent.


    Paper ID: JFS10904J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10904J

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