GERALD B. APPEL, M.D.
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The letter below was sent by Dr. Appel in response to the "Comment" letter by Drs. Cobb and Raymond that was published in the October 1976 issue.
To the editor: Doctors Cobb and Raymond have questioned the evidence for "pulmonary congestion" as a characteristic of methyl iodide intoxication, as noted in our report (Ann Intern Med 82:534-536, 1975). We agree that this remains to be proved since the few reported cases in the foreign literature do not clearly clarify this point. Moreover, we did not imply at all that pulmonary congestion was a symptom of our patient. Indeed, by describing
APPEL GB. Methyl Iodide Toxicity. Ann Intern Med. 1977;86:120. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-86-1-120_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;86(1):120.
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