Deaths from drugs and poisons.


In the eight years from 1975 to 1982, 11 262 ***coronial**autopsies were performed in the School of Medicine, Auckland. Three hundred and ninety-four of the deaths were due to the action of a drug or poison. In this paper we examine the motives and circumstances, age and sex distribution, drugs used and other aspects of these 394 deaths.

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@article{Cairns1983DeathsFD, title={Deaths from drugs and poisons.}, author={Francis Cairns and Timothy D Koelmeyer and W M Smeeton}, journal={The New Zealand medical journal}, year={1983}, volume={96 746}, pages={1045-8} }