Case Reports
June 1938


Author Affiliations

From the Pediatric Service of Mount Sinai Hospital.

Am J Dis Child. 1938;55(6):1280-1287. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1938.01980120142014

The following case of acute phosphorus poisoning with recovery in an infant presents certain features of interest and is therefore reported at this time.

REPORT OF CASE  F. S., a white American boy, 8 months of age, was admitted to the Mount Sinai Hospital on Oct. 1, 1935. His past history was entirely unimportant. On the previous morning, while at play in the kitchen, the child had come in contact with roach paste containing 1.19 per cent yellow phosphorus, which was spread on a piece of potato. When seen by his parents the child's fingers and lips were covered with paste and some was in his mouth. The father attempted to induce vomiting without success. As the child showed no ill effects at the time, medical aid was not sought. During the day the infant seemed to be in good health and took his feedings well, but early in the

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