B. B. VINCENT LYON, M.D., D.Sc., F.A.C.P.
There are many substances now known to produce definite hepatic injury, such as chloroform, various arsenicals, various members of the quinoline series such as cinchophen, etc. As a result of numerous publications regarding their danger the medical profession has learned to exercise greater caution in their use.
Because of the increasing popularity of its use as a cleaning fluid by the general public, carbon tetrachloride (and trade marked cleaning agents containing it) should also be included in this group. Indeed, in current interest, it now leads the list of chemicals which can produce liver injury.
For many years it has
LYON BBV. AN INSTANCE OF POSSIBLE CIRRHOSIS OF THE LIVER INDUCED BY A HAIR TONIC CONTAINING CARBON TETRACHLORIDE1. Ann Intern Med. ;9:470–477. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-9-4-470
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1935;9(4):470-477.
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