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Experiments in fatal electric shock

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2 Author(s)
Conrad, A.G. ; Yale University, New Haven, Conn. ; Haggard, H.W.

In the experiments reported here the authors have studied the relations involved in the maximal effect of electric shock, which is death. These experiments were conducted on rats; the relations of duration, current intensity, and frequency were studied. The results afford an explanation of the common observation that death from high voltage usually is cardiac in origin, and from low voltage respiratory in origin.

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Electrical Engineering  (Volume:53 ,  Issue: 3 )