Death at High Altitude in the Hypobaric Chamber

    Volume 30, Issue 1 (January 1985)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 January 1985

    Page Count: 4


    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

    (Received 18 April 1984; accepted 8 June 1984)

    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.


    Paper ID: JFS10988J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10988J

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    Title Death at High Altitude in the Hypobaric Chamber
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