Studies in Lead Absorption and Lead Poisoning

Chalmers, J. N. Marshall (1940) Studies in Lead Absorption and Lead Poisoning. MD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

(1) The history, biochemistry and physiology of lead are discussed, and blood lead values of normal healthy individuals with no lead hazard, healthy lead workers, hospital patients not suffering from plumbism with known lead contact, and cases of clinical plumbism are recorded and contrasted. (2) The aetiology, pathology, clinical findings and treatment of plumbism are discussed. (3) Seven cases of clinical plumbism of industrial origin are described. Three individuals showing laboratory evidence of increased lead absorption of industrial origin, associated with ill-defined symptoms, are also recorded. (4) Lead poisoning arising from the drinking of lead-contaminated water, resulting in the death of a woman, is described, together with investigations carried out to detect the cause of the poisoning. (5) A case of severe plumbism following the ingestion of 110 gr. lead acetate for the purpose of criminal abortion is recorded and discussed.

Item Type: Thesis (MD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Medicine, Toxicology
Date of Award: 1940
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1940-80196
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2020 21:38
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2020 21:38
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/80196

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