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"Fatal case of poisoning with carbonate of lead"

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(19 October 1844)

Paper delivered at the opening meeting of the Westminster Medical Society for the 1844-45 session. Snow's paper followed the Presidential Address delivered by Dr. Reid.

"Mr. Snow read a paper on a fatal case of poisoning with carbonate of lead which came under his notice in May last. A child of five years of age ate a portion, not so big as a marble, of white lead, ground up with oil, on a Saturday night . . . ." Remainder of minutes not transcribed.

This account was published in the Lancet 2 (1844): 144-45.

Snow's paper was published a few days later in the London Medical Gazette.

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