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A Fatal Case of Poisoning with Amitriptyline

Nature volume 199, pages 11031104 (14 September 1963) | Download Citation

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NEW psychopharmacological drugs bring relief to many patients. However, their misuse can result in misadventures which may even be fatal. Several reports1 already document this fact, despite the wide margin of safety these drugs have. This note reports a fatal episode involving amitriptyline, another new drug in the fast growing list.

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  1. Western Reserve University, School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio.

    • IRVING SUNSHINE
  2. Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Basle.

    • JAMES BÄUMLER

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