Analysis of carboxyhemoglobin and cyanide in blood from victims of the Dupont Plaza Hotel fire in Puerto Rico.

@article{Levin1990AnalysisOC,
  title={Analysis of carboxyhemoglobin and cyanide in blood from victims of the Dupont Plaza Hotel fire in Puerto Rico.},
  author={Barbara Chernov Levin and P R Rechani and J L Gurman and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Landron and H M Clark and M F Yoklavich and Jos{\'e} Rogelio Rodr{\'i}guez and L Droz and F Mattos de Cabrera and Sharlene Kaye},
  journal={Journal of forensic sciences},
  year={1990},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={151-68}
}
Ninety-seven people died from a fire that occurred in the Dupont Plaza Hotel in Puerto Rico on 31 Dec. 1986. All, except four who died later in the hospital, were found dead at the scene. All of the fatalities at the hotel (except for eight) were burned beyond recognition. Blood from seventy-eight of the victims was screened for carboxyhemoglobin at the Institute for Forensic Sciences in Puerto Rico and was then sent to the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland… CONTINUE READING

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