Toxicologist, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Baltimore, MD
Toxicologist, Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA
Toxicologist, Department of General Services, Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services, Bureau of Forensic Sciences, Richmond, VA
Assistant chief medical examiner, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Richmond, VA
(Received 18 April 1983; accepted 2 July 1983)
A case report is presented of a fatality where death is attributed to the combined central nervous system-depressing effects of ethanol and hydromorphone. Blood and tissue levels of hydromorphone are reported and the concentrations are compared to previously reported data.
Paper ID: JFS11720J