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December 28, 1918

CHRONIC ARSENIC POISONING ON A FARM: REPORT OF A CASE

JAMA. 1918;71(26):2122-2124. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600520008003
Abstract

History.  —A woman, aged 22, seen by Dr. Samuel Ayres of Kansas City, Mo., to whom she was referred by her local physician in Summers, Ark., complained of sore mouth, indigestion, weakness and general tenderness. She had been married two and one-half years; she had had no children nor miscarriages. She had had mumps, measles, whooping cough and scarlet fever during childhood; there had been no operations. Previous to her present illness she had been entirely well. She had had a well-balanced diet. She lived on a farm and had no other occupation aside from her household duties. Prior to five years before she had been employed in a fruit drying factory for three years, where she said that she was exposed to sulphur vapor. She also spent a great deal of time spraying fruit orchards, and said that she ate fruit which had recently been sprayed. The spray, she

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