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To the Editor:
—In looking over The Journal of July 14, I find a little item about "Nuxated Iron" in which the statement is made that the nostrum contains very little iron and a negligible quantity of "nux." A few days ago I was called to see a boy about 2½ years old who had eaten thirty-two "Nuxated Iron" tablets. He died of strychnin poisoning about two hours after he had taken the tablets and before I reached him (the child lived 20 miles from my office and it was some time after he got the stuff that I was called). I hardly believe that the parents of this child could be convinced that the quantity of nux in those particular tablets was negligible.
—When The Journal, in its recent item, stated that analysis had shown "Nuxated Iron" to contain a negligible amount of "nux," it was referring to
Barker EO. "NUXATED IRON" NOT ALWAYS "NUX"-LESS. JAMA. 1923;81(4):319. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650040059035
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