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
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ALLISON BR. THE TREATMENT OF ACUTE CARBON TETRACHLORIDE POISONING WITH A REPORT OF TWO CASES(THE TREATMENT OF ACUTE CARBON TETRACHLORIDE POISONING WITH A REPORT OF TWO CASES*). Ann Intern Med. 1942;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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