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January 7, 1933

METHYLENE BLUE AS ANTIDOTE FOR CYANIDE AND CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING

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San Francisco. Director of Public Health.

JAMA. 1933;100(1):59. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740010061029

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Abstract

To the Editor:  —In the cyanide article which appeared in The Journal, Dec. 3, 1932, it has been suggested that we did not give sufficient credit to the work of Matilda M. Brooks of the University of California, although her work was mentioned in the references. Therefore, I would appreciate your publishing this letter. I have a high regard for the author and the type of work that has been done.Furthermore, the statement was made by Dr. Brooks in the article in the Proceedings of the Society of Experimental Biology and Medicine (29: 1228 [June] 1932) that from the experimental work methylene blue could be applied as an antidote of poisoning of human beings from cyanide ("It is suggested that methylene blue injections could be used advantageously in cases of HCN or CO poisoning").

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