Volume 37, Issue 5 (September 1992)

    Toxicologic Findings in the USS Iowa Disaster

    (Received 16 March 1991; accepted 24 January 1992)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    The toxicologic results from the 47 victims of the explosion on the USS Iowa are presented. Good correlation between carboxyhemoglobin saturations and cause of death was found. There were no correlations between blood cyanide concentrations and causes of death. Volatile analysis suggested postmortem ethanol production rather than antemortem ethanol ingestion. No drugs except nicotine were detected in any of the victims.


    Author Information:

    Levine, B
    Chief, Forensic Toxicology Laboratory; Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC

    Wagner, GN
    Assistant Armed Forces Medical Examiner, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, D.C.

    Smith, ML
    Chief, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, D.C.

    Froede, R
    Armed Forces Medical Examiner, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, D.C.

    Mayes, R
    Chief Toxicologist, Royal Air Force Institute of Pathology and Tropical Medicine, Halton, Aylesburg


    Stock #: JFS13324J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13324J

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    Title Toxicologic Findings in the USS Iowa Disaster
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