Analysis of results of toxicological examinations performed by coroners' or medical examiners' laboratories in 2000 drug-involved deaths in nine major U. S. cities.

@article{Dinovo1976AnalysisOR,
  title={Analysis of results of toxicological examinations performed by coroners' or medical examiners' laboratories in 2000 drug-involved deaths in nine major U. S. cities.},
  author={E. C. Dinovo and Louis A. Gottschalk and Frederick L. Mcguire and Herman Birch and Jon Heiser},
  journal={Clinical chemistry},
  year={1976},
  volume={22 6},
  pages={
          847-50
        }
}
Data were collected on 2000 deaths in which psychoactive drugs were involved. The data were submitted by medical examiners or coroners in nine U. S. cities from their case files. The 2000 cases comprise a representative sample from each of these cities of deaths from psychoactive drugs between 1972 through 1974. This report details inter-city differences in methods and practices of the toxicological examination as well as the type and numbers of drugs reported. Even when the same analytical… 
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