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September 30, 1911

Treatment of Rhus Poisoning

JAMA. 1911;LVII(14):1151-1152. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260090373032

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To the Editor:  —For many years I have known of a certain cure for poisoning from ivy and various species of rhus. This cure could be described briefly as the last thing that was put on. It was very much like the cures for vomiting of pregnancy. The last thing employed in any given case was a specific.For something over forty years I have suffered from ivy poisoning, on an average, more than once a year. As a fisherman, hunter and horticulturist, no degree of caution sufficed to allow of my escape from ivy poisoning for an entire season when in America.

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