BENJAMIN R. ALLISON, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The purpose of this paper is four-fold: (1) to present two cases of acute carbon tetrachloride poisoning (one fatal, with autopsy); (2) to discuss the treatment of this condition; (3) to call attention to the health hazard involved in its widespread use; and (4) to suggest that it be included in textbooks as a disease entity.
Case 1. A nine-year-old boy, who had smeared red chalk on the covers of his bed, took a tin of cleaning fluid from the cupboard and in the process of cleaning found that he liked the odor of the fluid and the
ALLISON BR. THE TREATMENT OF ACUTE CARBON TETRACHLORIDE POISONING WITH A REPORT OF TWO CASES1. Ann Intern Med. ;16:81–93. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-16-1-81
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1942;16(1):81-93.
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