HARRY S. KAHN; ROBERT J. BROTCHNER
We are reporting three cases of ethylene glycol (anti-freeze) poisoning, one of which survived. Very few, if any, reports of survivals have appeared in the literature, particularly with inclusion of studies of renal and hepatic functions. A recent article by Milles1 may be referred to for an excellent survey of the literature.
The three patients, prisoners at a United States Army Disciplinary Barracks, consumed approximately 1200 c.c. of anti-freeze solution, the one who survived drinking 240 c.c., well over the minimal lethal dose of 100 c.c. as estimated by Hunt,2 and the two who died consuming approximately equal portions of
KAHN HS, BROTCHNER RJ. A RECOVERY FROM ETHYLENE GLYCOL (ANTI-FREEZE) INTOXICATION; A CASE OF SURVIVAL AND TWO FATALITIES FROM ETHYLENE GLYCOL INCLUDING AUTOPSY FINDINGS1. Ann Intern Med. ;32:284–294. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-32-2-284
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;32(2):284-294.
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