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Hydrocyanic Acid

Medical Evidence

Wounds And Mechanical Injuries

Delivery

Blackmailing

Opium And Morphine

Wounds Of Various Parts Of The Body

Camphor

Ptomaines Or Cadaveric Alkaloids

Rape


Chlorate Of Potassium Etc





=Chlorate of Potassium= produces irritation of stomach and bowels;
hæmaturia; melæna; cyanosis, weakness, delirium, and coma.

Post-Mortem.--Blood is chocolate-brown in colour, and so are all the
internal organs; gastro-enteritis; nephritis.

Tests.--Spectroscope shows blood contains methæmoglobin; the drug
discharges the colour of indigo in acid solution with SO{2}.

Treatment.--Transfusion of blood or saline fluid; stimulants.

=Sulphuret of Potassium= (liver of sulphur) occurs in mass or powder of
a dirty green colour; has a strong smell of sulphuretted hydrogen.

Symptoms.--Of acute irritant poisoning, with stupor or convulsions.
Excreta smell of sulphuretted hydrogen.

Post-Mortem Appearances.--Stomach and duodenum reddened, with deposits
of sulphur. Lungs congested.

Treatment.--Chloride of sodium or lime in dilute solution, and
ordinary treatment for irritant poisoning.

Fatal Period (Shortest).--Fifteen minutes.





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