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Head Injury Associated with Barbiturate Suicide.

Hayman, John A. M.B.B.S., F.R.C.P.A.
American Journal of Forensic Medicine & Pathology:
Forensic Toxicology: PDF Only
Abstract

Two cases of self-inflicted injury, associated with suicide by ingestion of barbiturates, are presented. The head injury was so severe in one of the deceased that the death was at first thought to be due to homicide. It is postulated that barbiturate poisoning may induce a phase of excitation, with headache, prior to induction of coma.

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