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January 13, 1969

Acute Meprobamate PoisoningA Fatal Case Following a Lucid Interval

Author Affiliations

From the Pathology Service (Dr. Jenis) and the Department of Medicine (Dr. Payne), Walter Reed General Hospital, and the Toxicology Branch, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (Dr. Goldbaum), Washington, DC.

JAMA. 1969;207(2):361-362. doi:10.1001/jama.1969.03150150073024

Meprobamate overdosage is usually not fatal. A patient responded to initial fluid therapy with complete return to consciousness but died later as the result of acute meprobamate intoxication.