CHARLES M. GROSSMAN, M.D.; BARNEY MALBIN, M.D.
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Little information is available in the British and American literature on mushroom poisoning. Smith1 described a wide variety of poisonous and allegedly poisonous mushrooms in a recent text. Cases of poisoning recorded in the medical literature are invariably attributed to the amanita group, the Amanita phalloides and the A. muscaria being the usual culprits. We recently had an opportunity to observe and treat two cases of unquestionable mushroom poisoning, caused by a hitherto undescribed poisonous species. One of the patients was critically ill, demonstrated many of the features which fit the classic description of A. phalloides poisoning, and developed a
GROSSMAN CM, MALBIN B. MUSHROOM POISONING: A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE AND REPORT OF TWO CASES CAUSED BY A PREVIOUSLY UNDESCRIBED SPECIES1. Ann Intern Med. ;40:249–259. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-40-2-249
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;40(2):249-259.
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