Volume 27, Issue 4 (October 1982)

    Datura stramonium: A Fatal Poisoning

    (Received 8 December 1981; accepted 4 February 1982)

    Published Online: October

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    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.


    Author Information:

    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


    Stock #: JFS12217J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12217J

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    Title Datura stramonium: A Fatal Poisoning
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