Signs of poisoning may occur within an hour, or not until three or four days after the poison has been taken. Garlicky breath, pain in the stomach and abdomen, vomiting (bloody and with the odor of phosphorus), subnormal temperature, headaehe, vertigo, delirium, convulsions, coma. After several days of quiescence acute symptoms often redevelop with pain, hemorrhages, jaundice and nephritis. The urine contains leucin and tyrosin.

If death, usually after several days.

Chemical Antidotes

Wash out the stomach with 1 to 1 to 1,000 potassium permanganate solution, or one per cent. copper sulphate solution.

Treatment - Keep up the body temperature with dry heat applications. Soothe the innammed mucous membranes by the unrestricted use of any demulcent liquid that may be desired. Milk, albumin water and starch water arc suitable. A saline cathartic should be given to evac uate the bowels, preferably magnesium sulphate.




Gastritis, enteritis, symptoms of acute yellow atrophy of the liver.

Potassium Bichromate

Symptoms - Similar to Chromium Trioxide. Treatment.--Same as Chromium Trioxide.

Potassium Hydrate


Similar to Ammonia. Treatment. - Same as Ammonia.

Sodium Hydrate


Similar to Ammonia. Treatment. - Same as Ammonia.

Sulphuric Acid


Similar to Hydrochloric Acid. Treatment. - Same as Hydrochloric Acid.