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Accidental lead poisoning is much less important than industrial poisoning, and it is not as common as it was a decade or two ago. Nevertheless its sources are many, some evident, some unexpected and a few dependent on secret lead preparations that are often discovered only through the occurrence of the poisoning. This report, I believe, gives a new source of saturnism.
REPORT OF CASE
—M. B., a school boy, aged 16, white, consulted me at my office, Aug. 5, 1927, because of severe abdominal cramps that he had had for two weeks. At the time of examination he weighed 125 pounds (57 Kg.). His best weight at any time was 127½ pounds (58 Kg.), and his height was 5 feet 5 inches. He was born and had always lived in Pennsylvania.The patient's father, aged 39, was living and well; his mother, aged 32, and his four brothers and two sisters were all living and well.
Wuerthele HW. GOLF BALLS AS A SOURCE OF LEAD POISONING. JAMA. 1928;91(25):1989. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.92700250001014
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