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Adelson,L, Sunshine I, Fatal Hydrogen Sulfide Intoxication. Report of Three Cases occurring in a Sewer, Arch. Pathol, 1966;81:375-380,

Keywords: hydrogen sulphide, death, sewer, rescue

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Abstract

3 fatal cases of H2S gassing in a sewer are described, 2 of the 3 occurring in men attempting to rescue the first. At autopsy an unusual greenish discoloration of the skin, blood and brain were noted. As it is known that neither sulphaemoglobin nor sulphmethaemoglobin is formed in the blood of the victims of H2S poisoning, it is conjectured that some loose combination of H2S and haemoglobin must have occurred to produce these findings

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