Medicine: Asphyxia

Tasteless and odorless carbon monoxide crumples the coal miner, turns his body cherry red. From the exhaust pipe of his automobile comes the same deadly gas to fell the careless motorist who lets his engine run in a tight-shut garage. Housewives leave unlit gas stoves turned on and whole families perish. Unskilled operators give surgical patients too much anesthesia. Faulty furnaces kill college boys in their beds. Newborn babies breathe once or twice, then breathe no more. . . . In these ways and in many another Death by Asphyxia comes some 50,000...

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