Published Online: 1 October 1974
Page Count: 4
Chief Toxicologist, Dallas County, Dallas, Texas
Associate Medical Examiner, Dallas County, Dallas, Texas
(Received 22 March 1974; accepted 22 April 1974)
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