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Evaluating a Fatal Ethanol Overdose Using Widmark's Equation and the Ethanol Concentration in Blood and Urine

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Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

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Hieda et al evaluated a Japanese patient who committed suicide after ingesting absolute alcohol. The authors used the Widmark equation and ethanol concentrations in various body fluids to recreate events in the case. The authors are from Shimane University in Japan.

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