Arsenic: homicidal intoxication.

Journal Article

Arsenic-induced deaths have been known to occur from accidental poisoning, as a result of medical therapy, and from intentional poisonings in homicide and suicide. Twenty-eight arsenic deaths in North Carolina from 1972 to 1982 included 14 homicides and seven suicides. In addition, 56 hospitalized victims of arsenic poisoning were identified at Duke Medical Center from 1970 to 1980. We present four case histories of arsenic poisoning in North Carolina and discuss the clinical manifestations.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Massey, EW; Wold, D; Heyman, A

Published Date

  • July 1984

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 77 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 848 - 851

PubMed ID

  • 6740352

Pubmed Central ID

  • 6740352

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0038-4348


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States