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Cyanide Poisoning: Case Studies of One Homicide and Two Suicides

Padwell, A. M.B., Ch.B., F.R.C.S., M.R.C.Path.

The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology: June 1997 - Volume 18 - Issue 2 - p 185-188

Deaths from cyanide poisoning are now rare. Three cases are reported-a combined suicide and homicide and a suicide-using a cyanide-based pest control poison.

From the Department of Pathology, Gisborne Hospital, Gisborne, New Zealand.

Received July 17, 1995; accepted November 18, 1995.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dr. A. Padwell, Consultant Pathologist, Gisborne Hospital, 421 Ormond Road, Private Bag 7001, Gisborne, New Zealand.

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