Published Online: 1 April 1983
Page Count: 6
Forensic scientist, Suffolk Medical Examiner's Office, Hauppauge, NY
Assistant professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, School of Pharmacy, St. John's University, Jamaica, NY
Chief county toxicologist, Erie County Laboratories, Buffalo, NY
(Received 11 June 1982; accepted 13 October 1982)
Presented is a case of suicidal paraquat poisoning. Postmortem analytical measurement of paraquat content in autopsy specimens was accomplished at two different analytical laboratories using different methodological approaches. Despite some disparate results, all findings indicated acute paraquat poisoning.
Paper ID: JFS11537J