Because of a highly suggestive history and characteristic clinical manifestations, poisoning (possibly carbon tetrachloride) was diagnosed in a 24-year-old Voodoo worshipper. The poison was apparently included in a medicinal potion prepared by a Voodoo priestess. The evidence for the above, while circumstantial, appears medically sound. The episode occurred in the urban North among the American Negroes. It is yet another occult way for the unsuspecting—patient and physician—to be led astray.
Saphir JR, Gold A, Giambrone J, Holland JF. Voodoo Poisoning in Buffalo, NY. JAMA. 1967;202(5):437–438. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03130180103027
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