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September 16, 1998

Haitian Diethylene Glycol Disaster and Dante's Darkwood

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Margaret A.WinkerMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 1998;280(11):965. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-280-11-jbk0916

To the Editor.—The Editorial by Dr Woolf,1 which nicely summarizes the diethylene glycol poisoning of 109 Haitian children reported in the article by Dr O'Brien and associates,2 deserves comment for the distracting use of a metaphor, linking together these dire events in Haiti with a passage taken out of context from Dante's Divine Comedy.

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