|Title||The medico-legal analysis of drowning in the materials collected by Department of Forensic Medicine in Bydgoszcz in the years 1992 to 2002.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2009|
|Authors||E., B-B, E., W, A., P, G., G|
|Journal||Archiwum Medycyny Sadowej i Kryminologii|
The report presents a medico-legal and toxicological analysis of cases of drowning. Within eleven years, 184 cases of deaths by drowning were observed in our Department. The majority of victims died because of a tragic accident, while in three cases death was a result of suicide. Toxicological observations showed that most victims were under the influence of alcohol. In isolated cases, blood carboxyhemoglobin and delta9tetrahydrocanabinnol were detected.