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Fatal outcome from administration of a salt emetic

By C. J. C. Roberts and M. J. Noakes


A case is described of the death of a young female patient following the administration of a salt emetic after a relatively minor overdose of a proprietary analgesic containing aspirin. It is suggested that death occurred as a direct consequence of the salt ingestion and that the dangers of this method of inducing emesis should be more widely appreciated

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