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'
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.
Karl Adolph von Basedow (1799 – 1854) was a German general practitioner, surgeon and obstetrician. Described Basedow (Graves) disease 1840