Year: 1990 Source: The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, v.11, no.4, (December 1990), p.285-290 SIEC No: 19910456

This article describes the suicide of a 25-year-old depressed woman, who used a starter’s pistol loaded with CS tear-gas ammunition. The case of a 54-year-old man is also described. He was suffering from depressive psychosis, & committed suicide with an air rifle. Autopsy results are provided for both cases, & 26 other cases of suicide by rarely used weapons from 1947 to 1989 are listed. (VM)