A Fatal Overdose of Paraldehyde During Treatment of a Case of Delirium Tremens

    Volume 19, Issue 4 (October 1974)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 October 1974

    Page Count: 4


    Garriott, JC
    Chief Toxicologist, Dallas County, Dallas, Texas

    DiMaio, VJM
    Associate Medical Examiner, Dallas County, Dallas, Texas

    (Received 22 March 1974; accepted 22 April 1974)

    Abstract

    Paraldehyde has been used as a hypnotic for almost one hundred years. At the present time, it is chiefly used for suppression of the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal. During its long use, paraldehyde has gained a reputation for extreme safety. Because of this reputation, it is often dispensed without due caution.


    Paper ID: JFS10465J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10465J

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    Title A Fatal Overdose of Paraldehyde During Treatment of a Case of Delirium Tremens
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