W. H. B.
B. WH. BAL IN THE TREATMENT OF ARSENIC AND MERCURY POISONING. Ann Intern Med. 1946;25:986-989. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-25-6-986
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1946;25(6):986-989.
The term BAL is a contraction for British Anti-Lewisite, a compound developed by Peters, Stocken, and Thompson1 during the recent war as an antidote to the arsenical blister gases. The chemical name for BAL is 2,3-dimercaptopropanol. First intended for the local decontamination and treatment of the skin and eyes, this compound was subsequently found to be effective in the systemic treatment of severe arsenic poisoning, not only after exposure to the arsenical blister gases but also when this occurs as a complication of arsenotherapy. More recent experimental and clinical observations have demonstrated that BAL exerts an equally striking protective and
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