REUBEN FINKELSTEIN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; MENDEL JACOBI, M.D.
It is noteworthy that although iodine is used so extensively, comparatively few cases of death through its use have been reported in the medical literature. American medical literature, in particular, contains very few references to either fatal or non-fatal iodine poisoning.
Up to 1911 Witthause1 found in the literature only 31 cases of poisoning by iodine. Reports from the Westend Hospital in Berlin show that during the years 1912 to 1925, of 1838 cases of poisoning only one instance of iodine poisoning is recorded, the patient recovering.2 Non-fatal iodine poisoning following the oral administration of iodine-containing dye for gall-bladder visualization
FINKELSTEIN R, JACOBI M. FATAL IODINE POISONING: A CLINICO-PATHOLOGIC AND EXPERIMENTAL STUDY1. Ann Intern Med. ;10:1283–1296. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-10-9-1283
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1937;10(9):1283-1296.
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