Abstracts of the Milroy Lectures on Diphtheria; its Natural History, and Prevention

R. T. Thorne
1891 BMJ (Clinical Research Edition)  
to twenty--having ony one or two attacks of colic, and then after a very leigtlleneid period of service may still fall victims eitlher to lea(d paralysis or die from the effects of a kidney lesiol du(e to the poisoIl. It is difficult to say wlhat lengtlh of exposure to lead is required to develop symptoms. In a fatal case of acute lead poisoninlg wlliclh I saw lately, the girl had ,only worked forty days in the factory altogetler; these forty days were spread over ninel weeks. The above chart
more » ... . The above chart shows the ages of lea.id wvorkers admitted into the infirmary over a period of five ye(ars suffering from plumbism, and indicate the differences h)etween the ages of males and females. Not only is thiere a sexual, there is also an individual, idiosyncrasy to plumlnhism. There is a class of women too easily affected by lead, but wrhat that type is it is impossible to say. Generally tn (class from wlich these people are taken are
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