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Death by electric currents and by lightning

the Goulstonian lectures for 1913 delivered before the Royal College of Physicians of London

by Arthur John Jex-Blake

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Published by Printed at the office of the British Medical Association in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Electric Injuries

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby A.J. Jex-Blake
    SeriesGoulstonian lectures -- 1913.
    ContributionsRoyal College of Surgeons of England
    The Physical Object
    Pagination55 p. ;
    Number of Pages55
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26271297M

    "A lethal electric current goes through the body. An initial voltage of volts and 5 amperes is used." 5 A: Washington Times. 7 June "Another method according to the Washington Times is volts at 6 amperes for one minute." 6 A: Electric Chair History. archive.   A lightning strike can cause death or various injuries to one or several persons. The mechanism of injury is unique, and the manifestations differ from those of other electrical injuries. In the United States, lightning causes more deaths than do most other natural hazards (e.g., hurricanes and tornadoes) (1), although the incidence of.

    As a multimedia book, Understanding Lightning and Lightning Protection is a unique, interactive self-teaching tool that provides an in-depth understanding of lightning protection. Understanding Lightning and Lightning Protection helps the reader to understand the propagation of waves within complex intelligent structures within buildings, and. The magnitude of the force F on charge Q 1 as calculated using equation is newtons; its direction is shown in Figure force on Q 2 due to Q 1 is −F, which also has a magnitude of newtons; its direction, however, is opposite to that of force F can be expressed in terms of its components along the x and y axes, since the force vector lies in the xy plane.

    There’s a reason why metal attracts lightning better than other materials: Electrical currents cause magnetic fields to form around them. Lightning strikes are rapidly moving electric currents and the movement of electric charges produces a magnetic field. This is called electromagnetism. The electromagnetic properties of lightning are apparent in several ways. Deaths due to the passage of electric current through the body are most often accidental, although suicides and homicides may occasionally occur. Electrical energy represents electron flow, or current, between two points with different potentials, measured in voltage. The amount of current is determined by the resistance of the conducting material.


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Death by electric currents and by lightning: The Goulstonian lectures for delivered before the Royal College of Physicians of LondonAuthor: Arthur John Jex-Blank.

Ground currents, which spread out over the ground after lightning strikes, are the the big danger, accounting for percent of all lightning deaths and injuries, says the National Oceanic and.

The electric current in a lightning bolt is measured in amperes (A). An ampere is defined as the constant current which, if maintained in two straight parallel conductors of infinite length, with negligible cross sections, and placed one meter apart in a vacuum, will produce between these conductors a force equal to 2 × 10 −2 newton per meter of length.

Electrocution is death or severe injury by electric shock, electric current passing through the word is derived from "electro" and "execution", but it is also used for accidental death.

The term "electrocution" was coined in in the US just before the first use of the electric chair and originally referred only to electrical execution and not to accidental or suicidal electrical. A lightning strike or lightning bolt is an electric discharge between the atmosphere and the ground.

They mostly originate in a cumulonimbus cloud and terminate on the ground, called cloud to ground (CG) lightning. A less common type of strike, called ground to cloud (GC), is upward propagating lightning initiated from a tall grounded object and reaches into the clouds.

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The study of planar Lichtenberg figures along insulating surfaces and 3D electrical. Peak current is of interest when lightning strikes an object that presents a resistive load to the lightning current. M.A. Uman, in his book "The Art and Science of Lightning Protection," uses the example of a phase conductor on a power line.

Power lines, apparently, have a. Ground Current. When lightning strikes a tree or other object, much of the energy travels outward from the strike in and along the ground surface. This is known as the ground current.

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This plays a role. For death to occur, the human body must become part of an active electrical circuit having a current capable of overstimulating the nervous system or causing damage to internal organs.

The extent of injuries received depends on the current’s magni-tude (measured in Amps), the pathway of the current through the body, and the duration of current. While any amount of current over 10 milliamps ( amp) is capable of producing painful to severe shock, currents between and mA ( to amp) are lethal.

Currents above milliamps ( amp), while producing severe burns and unconsciousness, do not usually cause death if the victim is given immediate attention. Lightning Strike and Electric Shock Survivors, International, (LSESSI) is a support group for survivors of lightning and electrical injury, their friends and group provides information and support to survivors, their families and their physicians about the consequences of the injury and how to deal with it.

Electric shock drowning is a term used in the USA to describe a cause of death that occurs when swimmers are exposed to electric currents in the water. In some cases the shock itself is fatal, since the person will suffocate when their diaphragm is paralyzed, while in others it incapacitates the swimmer causing them to main cause of electric shock drownings is faulty electrical.

The electric current involved in lightning strikes is direct current (DC) in the order of 30 –50 Amps A lightning flash consists of several successive processes, some of which occur in times of the order of microseconds, while the discharge as a.

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It can occur because someone is directly struck by lightning, although in almost all cases this leads to death. Indirect lightning injury occurs when a person touches or is near to an object in which lightning has just struck. This causes electricity transmission.

Possible physical problems after lightning strike or an electric shock. Lightning Discharge. Lightning currents are load-independent currents, i.e.

a lightning discharge can be considered an almost ideal current a load-independent active electric current flows through conductive components, the amplitude of the current, and the impedance of the conductive component the current flows through, help to regulate the potential drop across the.

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A current's magnitude depends on electric potential difference of the two electric poles (power source voltage and Ground) and the electric resistance between the poles.

The frequency of an alternating current is determined by the source's frequency (60 Hz or 50 Hz for utility grids or 25 Hz or 16 Hz for some European Railway grids).

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