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August 16, 1890

LETTER FROM LONDON.

JAMA. 1890;XV(7):266-267. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410330034010

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Abstract

(FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.)

Report concerning the Cases of Poisoning in India—An Interesting Case of Suppurating Dermoid of the Right Ovary—Diuretin—Miscellaneous.

Dr. T. D. Collis Barry has furnished an interesting report concerning the cases of poisoning in India, of which it is to be regretted there are many. In fact, one of the railway companies in India recently published a notice warning unsuspecting travelers against wretches who go about robbing those to whom they have administered some narcotic. Dr. Barry, however, has dealt with the more serious aspect of poisoning; that is to say, cases in which it is suspected poison has been administered with a view to murder. Of these there were 170 last year, as compared with 182 the year before, and 159 in 1887. Poison was discovered in sixty-six cases, a smaller percentage than usual, of which thirty-three were arsenic, twenty opium, five powdered glass, three datura,

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