Dr. Doom's Gruesome House Calls

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Science  28 Mar 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5615, pp. 2022-2023
DOI: 10.1126/science.299.5615.2022

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Determining exactly how victims perish in a volcanic eruption can lead to improved protection for volcanologists and others who must enter a danger zone and can even give them a shot at survival if caught in an eruption. Peter Baxter's insights may help protect people from the bodily threat of eruptions as well as the potential long-term health effects of ashes and gas.