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February 2, 1884

A CASE OF POISONING FROM A BELLADONNA PLASTER. TER.

JAMA. 1884;II(5):122. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390300010001c

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Abstract

Editor of The Journal of the American Medical Association:

The case of belladonna poisoning resulting from the application of a belladonna plaster, reported in the Medical Record of January 19, 1884, by Martin J. Fleming, M.D., of New York, leads me to report the following case:

February 5, 1883, at 8 P. M., I was called to see C. H., at the Union Hotel, who, while descending the stairs of the hotel one hour before, had slipped and fallen upon his left side and back. His general condition was good, his habits temperate. The only treatment I advised was to apply over the seat of pain a belladonna plaster. The plaster was to be cut from a pattern I made of paper, triangular in shape, and has since been found to aggregate about twentysix square inches in surface; the plaster was of the ordinary roll plaster, prepared by Seabury &

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