Electrical injuries from graphite fishing rods.
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Dec 01, 1996
High tension electrical injuries have a high morbidity and mortality. Carbon fibre and graphite used in the manufacture of fishing rods gives them superconductor qualities. The resistance of a fishing rod with a carbon content of more than 70 per cent is very low, ranging from 0.9 to 10.5 k omega. Nine cases are reported, which teach an important lesson not only in the management of those severe injuries, but also in their prevention.
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