Year: 1966 Source: Military Medicine, v.131, no.12, (1966), p.1513-1539 SIEC No: 19840060

Armed forces pathology cases from 1940-60 were examined, covering both civilian & military sources. In acute fatal carbon monoxide poisoning, diagnosis was made by analysis of blood or tissue containing blood. In delayed deaths, the proof of exposure depended upon analysis of air samples taken at the scene. Automobile exhaust gas was the agent in 57% of the suicides & 21% of the accidents. Pathological findings are discussed.