Volume 30, Issue 1 (January 1985)

    Death at High Altitude in the Hypobaric Chamber

    (Received 18 April 1984; accepted 8 June 1984)

    Published Online: January

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    A small number of accidental and suicidal deaths have occurred in the hypobaric, or high altitude, chamber. A case of an unusual suicide in a hypobaric chamber is presented. The changes that resulted from decompression and hypoxia are discussed.


    Author Information:

    Wright, DG
    Resident in forensic pathology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC

    Spencer, JD
    Commander, MC, USN, Chairman, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC

    Dixon, JP
    Captain, USAF, BSC, staff physiologist, Division of Aerospace Pathology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC


    Stock #: JFS10988J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10988J

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    Title Death at High Altitude in the Hypobaric Chamber
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    Committee E30