When life's a riot don't rub it in

McBride, David
October 2011
New Zealand Doctor;10/5/2011, p38
In this article the author discusses his personal experiences with riot police training in Northern Ireland, and the medical treatment for those sprayed with riot gas. He lists some of the more common gases used by the police against demonstrators, such as mace and pepper spray, and how they act on the body. He also cites the case of a patient at a psychiatric ward who was sprayed during an altercation, and describes his treatment in detail.


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