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We describe an outbreak of deaths from cocaine-induced excited delirium (EDDs) in Dade County, Florida between 1979 and 1990. From a registry of all cocaine-related deaths in Dade County, Florida, from 1969-1990, 58 EDDs were compared with 125 victims of accidental cocaine overdose without excited delirium. Compared with controls, EDDs were more frequently(More)
We describe a time-line-based methodology for collecting exposure data for epidemiologic studies and for processing these data for statistical analysis with readily available software for the personal computer. The four components to this approach are: (1) collecting data in a memory-enhancing time-line format; (2) entering data from time lines into a(More)
Most biomedical data have a temporal dimension. Time-line displays spatialize this dimension and help the viewer comprehend large sets of complex data. If we add ways for users to selectively expand the details of data visible on a time line, even more information can be organized and accessed. Design issues for this kind of display include: how to display(More)
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