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American Journal of Forensic Medicine & Pathology:
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Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage from an Internal Jugular Abscess in an Intravenous Drug Addict.

Ippolito, Scott F. M.D.; Spitz, Werner U. M.D.

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Abstract

The usual death of a long-time heroin user is described. The significance of this case is that death occurred suddenly and unexpectedly during incarceration. In the United States, such deaths are frequently followed by lawsuits against the prison authorities. Drug abuse can cause death in many varied ways.

(C) Lippincott-Raven Publishers.

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