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May 10, 1913

Report of Cases of Wood-Alcohol Poisoning

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Keshena, Wis.

JAMA. 1913;60(19):1479. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04340190073023

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To the Editor:  —In The Journal of April 19, 1913, p. 1247, a query was inserted concerning articles on wood-alcohol poisoning. A report of four cases that I have treated may be of general interest.In 1910 four adult male Winnebago Indians obtained 4 ounces of wood-alcohol at a drug-store on the pretense that it would be used as a liniment, but they drank the full quantity. Two of them soon became comatose and died on the third and fourth day after. The third was comatose three days and within a month had recovered except that his vision was completely lost. The fourth, who evidently drank only a small quantity, suffered no ill effects.Another case occurred in 1912. A mixed-blood Menominee Indian obtained a pint of wood-alcohol from the matron at the Menominee Indian Hospital, saying that he wanted it to clean his paint brushes. He drank only a

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