Datura stramonium: A Fatal Poisoning

    Volume 27, Issue 4 (October 1982)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 October 1982

    Page Count: 7


    Bowerman, DL
    Pathologist, pathologist, and toxicologist, Toxicology Laboratory, St. Francis Hospital, Colorado Springs, CO

    Levisky, JA
    Pathologist, pathologist, and toxicologist, Toxicology Laboratory, St. Francis Hospital, Colorado Springs, CO

    Pflug, JL
    Research chemist, U. S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO

    Urich, RW
    Pathologist, pathologist, and toxicologist, Toxicology Laboratory, St. Francis Hospital, Colorado Springs, CO

    (Received 8 December 1981; accepted 4 February 1982)

    Abstract

    A case report of death caused by ingestion of Datura stramonium, also referred to as jimsonweed, thorn apple, or Jamestown weed, is presented. Mass spectral data on urine extracts of a 20-year-old male showed the molecular ions and principal fragment ions of scopolamine and atropine, present in Datura stramonium.


    Paper ID: JFS12217J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12217J

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