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Dr. Weeden's thesis is that environmental lead exposure can be blamed for far more cases of gout, interstitial nephritis, and hypertension than previously thought possible. He has come to this conclusion through his own clinical investigations and after considering the historical record and the most recent research reports, which he presents.
In his prologue he tells one of his best stories, his own demonstration that lead can produce measurable renal dysfunction without producing other symptoms of plumbism or even increased blood lead levels. The four principal chapters describe the scientific processes by which lead was found to cause colic, paralysis,
Poison in the Pot: The Legacy of Lead.. Ann Intern Med. ;102:730. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-102-5-730_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;102(5):730.
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