Year: 1984 Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine, v.13, no.3, (March 1984), p.179-185 SIEC No: 19860844

Discussed are the anatomical & physiological causes of death by strangulation. Prodedures to be initiated upon finding a hanging victim are outlined, from prehospital first aid through hospital care. Death investigations of both accidental & intentional suicide deaths are covered. Usual findings in autoerotic hanging syndrome are examined. 55 refs. (NBB)