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October 10, 1885

MEDICAL PROGRESS.

JAMA. 1885;V(15):402. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391140010002

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Abstract

Pilocarpine in Datura-Poisoning.  Dr. Ladislas Roth, of Nagy Bajour, Hungary, was called, at 1 P. M., to a little girl, aged 4, in a druggist's shop. She was quite insensible, with widely dilated and insensitive pupils, the face and body being swollen as if dropsical, and covered with a scarlatiniform rash. She was very restless, throwing herself about in all ways, groaning and gnashing her teeth; the pulse was 146, small and weak; the respirations forty, superficial, the temperature 39.5° Cent. (103.1° Fahr.). No urine or stool had passed since the commencement of the symptoms. The mother said that other children had told her that the child had eaten two handfuls of sweet ripe stramonium-fruit, and, when she saw her at eleven o'clock, she had seemed ill, and unable to stand on her feet. She had called the Government medical officer, who prescribed a mixture containing two grains and

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