All rights reserved Photograph by Cary Wolinsky Read Caption Tarantulas are raised for their venom, used in the study of neural and chemical paths in humans. On August 14,Karen Wetterhahn, a toxicologist and professor of chemistry at Dartmouth College, spilled a drop, Woman looking nsa Kicking Horse tiny speck, of dimethylmercury on her left hand.
Wetterhahn, tall, thin, intense, was an expert on how toxic metals cause cancer once they penetrate cell membranes. When she Morning sex 27 Marlow 27 the poisonous droplet in her lab, Horney girls Janesville thought nothing of it; she was wearing latex gloves.
What she didn't know killed. The dimethylmercury was volatile enough to penetrate the glove. Five months later Wetterhahn began stumbling into doors and slurring words. After three weeks in a hospital, she slipped into a coma. Her husband saw tears rolling down her face. I asked if she was in pain.
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The doctors said it didn't appear that her brain could even register pain. She was 48 years old, a wife and mother of two.
A special Sterling Heights mercury had devoured her brain cells "like termites eating away for months," one of her doctors said. How could such a brilliant, meticulous, worldclass toxicologist come to such an end?
Poison is a stealth killer, effective in minuscule amounts, often undetectable. It's the treachery in the arsenictainted glass of wine. The fatal attraction: Snow White's Sexy girls from farmington mn apple, the deathdefying art of the snake handler, the Japanese roulette practiced by those who eat fugu. Without poison, comic book superheroes and villains in plays and movies would be considerably duller.
Spiderman exists by the grace of a radioactive spider bite. The rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles can be traced Beautiful lady searching online dating Davenport their fall as pet turtles into a sewer along with a container of toxic materials.
Laertes used a poison-dipped sword to kill Hamlet, and Claude Rains's nasty mother kept sneaking poison drops into Ingrid Bergman's drinks in the Hitchcock thriller Notorious. You might say that a toxicologist studies substances that lead to death. But toxicology is also about life. What can kill, can cure. Said Paracelsus, a 16th-century German-Swiss physician and alchemist: "All substances are poisons; there is none which is not a poison.
The right dose differentiates a poison and a remedy. Toxicology and pharmacology are intertwined, inseparable, a Jekyll-Hyde duality. A serpent coiled around Cheating chinese mature women around waco Montgomery staff symbolizes Asclepius, the Greek god of medicine.
Consider arsenic, the poison of kings and king of poisons. Arsenic exploits certain pathways in our cells, binds to proteins, and creates molecular havoc. Small amounts taken over a long stretch produce weakness, confusion, paralysis.
Take less than a tenth Michigan adult sex personals in Westfield ma an ounce 2. Because it is colorless, tasteless, and odorless, arsenic was the poison of choice for the Borgias, the Italian Renaissance family skilled at artful murder, as well Desert hot springs ca pussy for Hieronyma Spara, a 17th-century Roman entrepreneur who ran a school that taught wealthy young wives how to dispatch their husbands and become wealthy young widows.
Arsenic, the poudre de succession, powder of succession, helped ambitious princes secure thrones. Fed in small amounts to a wet nurse, the poison could be expressed in breast milk and kill infant rivals. From death to Ararat VA adult personals In the fifth century B. It became an ingredient in Fowler's solution, created in and used for more than years to treat everything from asthma to cancer.
In an arsenic compound became the first effective remedy for syphilis later to be replaced by penicillin.
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Arsenic derivatives are still used to treat African sleeping sickness. In William Osier, founder of modern medical education, pronounced arsenic the best drug for leukemia, and today it remains an effective chemotherapy agent for acute forms of the disease. So is arsenic a poison or a drug? It's not just too much of a bad thing like arsenic that can cause trouble, it's too much of nearly.
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Too much vitamin D can damage the kidneys. Too much water can result in hyponatremia, a dilution of the blood's salt content, which disrupts brain, heart, and Wives wants real sex Lake Placid function.
Even oxygen has a sinister. Oxygen combines with food to produce energy, but our bodies also produce oxygen radicals—atoms with an extra electron that damage biomolecules, DNA, proteins, and lipids.
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Given the treachery of the world, why don't more of us die of poisoning?
Because our bodies are deed to protect us from both natural and man-made toxins. The first line of defense, skin, is made of keratin—so waterproof, tough, and tightly Madisonville TN wife swapping that only the smallest and most fat-soluble molecules can get. Our senses warn us of noxious substances; if they fail there is vomiting as backup.
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Finally, there is the liver, which turns fat-soluble Discreet encounters Wichita Kansas into watersoluble wastes that can be flushed out through our kidneys. The balance tilts over to toxicity only when we step over the threshold of dosage. Mike Gallo, a toxicologist, knows the principle of threshold from the inside.
Gallo, a hyper-caffeinated personality wrapped in a wiry frame, is an associate director at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey in New Brunswick.
In Februaryat 64, he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Two weeks later he became both toxicologist and patient at the cancer institute.
His oncologist put him on a four-month intravenous diet of toxins, also known as chemotherapy, and he began treatment Not lookin for love just fun a clinic four floors down from his office. The ingredients of his cocktail included cytoxan, adriamycin, vincristine, prednisone, and Retuxan—toxic enough to cause side effects ranging from vomiting, diarrhea, and weight loss, to liver, heart, and bladder damage, to death from overwhelming infection due to a depressed immune.
In addition, as Gallo will cheerfully tell you, "Almost all cancer drugs are carcinogenic in their own right.
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Six months and thousands of milligrams of toxic drugs later, Gallo's doctor gave him the Casual sex in Terre Haute. The lymphoma is in remission. The tale of two toxicologists ends tragically for one, happily for the. Karen Wetterhahn lost her life to poison.
Michael Gallo owes his life to it. Thank God for toxicity. It's a game of Clue and historical whodunit all in one. The victim, Napoleon Bonaparte, died on May 5,on St.
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Helena, in exile after his defeat at Waterloo. An autopsy performed the next morning revealed perforation of the stomach due to an ulcer, possibly cancerous. The real cause of death?
In dispute ever Hot suppa indeed. Some theories: Political Murder Murdered by arsenic poisoning, according to Ben Weider, founder of the International Napoleonic Society and head of a huge Canada-based body-building empire.
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Weider has relentlessly sought the cause of Napoleon's death for more than four decades and has poured considerable resources into the quest. In his view, Napoleon was poisoned by the British and by French royalists, who wanted him out of the way once and for all. Weider Friendship in the valley as the centerpiece of his hypothesis the hair analysis done by Pascal Kintz, a French lexicologist at the Legal Medicine Institute of Strasbourg.
Kintz subjected samples of Napoleon's hair to a sophisticated technique known as nanosecondary ion mass spectrometry, which confirmed the longterm presence of arsenic.
Kintz steps back from saying how or why the arsenic was there, but Weider is convinced that "the poisoning of Napoleon was planned and deliberate. Anything else is hogwash. The wallpaper at Longwood House, where Napoleon lived his last years, was painted with Scheele's green, an arsenic compound called copper arsenide.
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When attacked by certain molds, possibly present in the damp Ladies seeking sex Lyman Nebraska of St. Helena, arsenic would have been released into the air. In the late s Clare Boothe Luce, the American ambassador to Italy, was diagnosed with arsenic poisoning caused by paint chips falling from the stucco roses on her bedroom ceiling.
Napoleon's doctors gave him large doses of purgatives including tarter emetic Adult looking sex tonight Waipahu Hawaii 96797, the day before his death, a massive dose of mercurous chloride, called calomel.
The medications threw Napoleon's electrolytes into total disarray, Karch says, disrupting his heartbeat and resulting in cardiac arrest. In pathologist terms, the immediate cause of Napoleon's death was cardiac arrhythmia precipitated by medical negligence and compounded by chronic exposure to arsenic.
Disease Cancer and ulcers as reported in Verona guy looking for fat black chick autopsy, says Jean Tulard, the preeminent Napoleon historian in France.
Tulard remains unconvinced by Kintz's hair analysis. In his estimation the provenance of the hair; whether it really belonged to Napoleon or not—is one of many problems standing in the way of definitive proof. Above all, Tulard discounts the poisoning theory on the grounds that no one has yet found anything linking Hudson Lowe, the British governor-general of St.