Volume 36, Issue 2 (March 1991)

    Fatal Taxine Poisoning from Yew Leaf Ingestion

    (Received 19 May 1990; accepted 19 June 1990)


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    A case of fatal taxine poisoning from the ingestion of yew leaves by a young college man is reported. The toxicity of the plant is discussed, and the limited medical literature is reviewed.

    Author Information:

    Porterfield, JF
    Coroner's physician, Lancaster County, Lincoln, NE

    Sinn, LE
    Forensic death investigator, Lancaster County Coroner's Office, Lincoln, NE

    Stock #: JFS13065J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13065J

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    Title Fatal Taxine Poisoning from Yew Leaf Ingestion
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30