Medicine: Poison Tablets

A friend of the head pharmacist of the U. S. had a sore foot. He bought some bichloride of mercury tablets for an antiseptic footwash. Several days later he took several "Aspirin" tablets, died poisoned by the deadly bichloride. Therefore last week U. S. manufacturing druggists and editors of pharmaceutical journals had on their desks copies of a sharp letter from Dr. Ernest Fullerton Cook, chairman of the revision committee of the U. S. Pharmacopoeia and the dead man's friend. Dr. Cook's letter reminded every one that it was just to prevent...

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