An Unusual Case of Railway Suicide

    Volume 44, Issue 2 (March 1999)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 3


    Lucas, JJG
    Chief and professors, Faculty of Medicine, University of Cádiz, Cádiz,

    Palanco, JLR
    Chief and professors, Faculty of Medicine, University of Cádiz, Cádiz,

    Rojas, MAV
    Chief and professors, Faculty of Medicine, University of Cádiz, Cádiz,

    Martínez, MIA
    Chief and professors, Faculty of Medicine, University of Cádiz, Cádiz,

    (Received 8 June 1998; accepted 29 July 1998)

    Abstract

    A rare case of suicide in which the victim had been lying along the railway track in a supine position and with extended extremities is described. The wheels of a train caused longitudinal hemisection with complete evisceration. Epidemiological data on train suicides are given and the relationship between this method of suicide and mental illnesses and consumption of alcohol are discussed.


    Paper ID: JFS14483J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS14483J

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