A possible chemical explanation for the events associated with the death of Gloria Ramirez at Riverside General Hospital.

@article{Grant1997APC,
  title={A possible chemical explanation for the events associated with the death of Gloria Ramirez at Riverside General Hospital.},
  author={Patrick M. Grant and Jakub Haas and Richard E. Whipple and BrianD. Andresen},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  year={1997},
  volume={87 3},
  pages={
          219-37
        }
}
The events associated with the death of Gloria Ramirez at Riverside General Hospital on 19 February 1994 have been portrayed as a major medical mystery. A potential chemical explanation for this incident has been developed. The hypothetical scenario depends upon the oxidation of a common solvent, dimethyl sulfoxide, through dimethyl sulfone to dimethyl sulfate. The latter compound is a volatile and highly toxic agent that can be quite hazardous to humans in small amounts. It is also… CONTINUE READING

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