Medicine: CS2 Poisoning

Swaying and trembling, he stood before the judge and told his troubles—a tall, gaunt man, so thin he couldn't sit without a pillow. For 19 years he had worked in the Marcus Hook plant of American Viscose Co., largest rayon manufacturers in the U. S. Three years ago he began to feel sick and dizzy; then "things got kind of smoky." His legs shook, his fingers stiffened into claws, he had "to sit down and slide downstairs," and at night he was yanked out of sleep by terrific spasms of his chest muscles....

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