Charles AHA Bertrand (1777-1849) was a French physician; Least recognised for his self-experimentation with charcoal as an antidote for ingested poisonings.
Charles John Aldrich (1861-1908) American neurologist. Provided early description of Mees lines he termed 'Leuconychia striata arsenicalis transversus'
Ernest Septimus Reynolds (1861 - 1926) was an English physician. Early description of Mees lines, arsenic poisoning and the 'Epidemic of Peripheral Neuritis Amongst Beer Drinkers in Manchester and District'
Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 330 Christmas edition - Just when you thought your brain could unwind, enter the medical trivia of FFFF.
Rudolf Adriaan Mees (1873-1964) was a Dutch psychiatrist and physician. Described Mees lines in acute arsenic poisoning (1919)
Arsenic is often used as a rat poison; it causes glove and stocking paraesthesia, scaly skin and garlic breath. I thought it was fun drawing a sexy rat with garlic breath...
The ‘Little Willy‘ is a genre of short poems with an obscure origin but almost certainly inspired by, or inspired, the ‘Ruthless Rhymes‘ of ‘Harry’ Graham.
Firstly, lets dispel a myth, organic arsenoids found in seafood are non-toxic. Other pathways to toxicity include the chronic exposure usually following the ingestion of artesian water. Subacute from industrial accidents, food contamination or arsenic-containing herbal medicines.