FRANK A. OSKI, M.D.
For those on the distal side of the generation gap the term "Chickee, the cops" was an admonition to be on guard. Elsewhere in this issue of the ANNALS convincing evidence of another danger of copper is presented. Manzler and Schreiner (1) describe the acute hemolytic anemia accidentally induced by contamination of dialysate solution with copper; Deiss, Lee, and Cartwright (2) describe the hemolytic anemia deriving from the abnormal copper metabolism of Wilson's disease.
The ingestion, either accidently or by design, of copper-containing solutions has long been recognized to produce a clinical picture characterized by nausea, vomiting, epigastric pain, a
FRANK A. OSKI. Chickee, The Copper. Ann Intern Med. 1970;73:485–486. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-73-3-485
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