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1817 The New England Journal of Medicine and Surgery and the Collateral Branches of Science  
on being recalled by Mr. Justice Abbot, said, lhat 80 parts of cold water would dissolve one part of arsenic ; that warm water would dissolve a larger proportion, and lhat then Iwo or three tea-spoonsful, or a table-spoonful, would probably produce death." Is it possible not lo feel surprised at the boldness of the physician who'should have no doubts on such slender evidence? The stellated inflammation, as it is called, was probably no more (han blood-vessels denuded by (he action of (be
more » ... ction of (be gastric juice on (he surrounding parts ; and the surface of (he slomach, softened so as easily (o be scraped off, was (he regular process of digestion, as described by Mr. Hunter, when il takes place after death. AVhy did not Dr. Edwards put into a dead stomach some of the solution of arsenic, of which, he says, a
doi:10.1056/nejm181707010060325 fatcat:6s7ebhoxcfgi3jb7l45pqtiqwy