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Acute Mercury Poisoning: Report of Twenty-one Cases with Suggestions for Treatment.

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By JOHNSTONE B. I.. . (The Canadian Medical Association Journal. , April, 1931; , p. 500..)


Ann Intern Med. 1931;4(11):1483. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-4-11-1483_1
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The main details in respect to 21 patients treated in the Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, for acute mercury poisoning are outlined in this article. In 18 of the 21 cases, the bichloride was the compound responsible. The average age of the group was 30.8 years, and there were twice as many women as men. In four, poisoning was definitely accidental; six admitted having taken the drug with suicidal intent, and in the remainder definite information was not obtainable. In two cases, both fatal, poisoning was due to the use of bichloride solution as a vaginal douche. Vomiting occurred in 17

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