gold jewerly and anemia

Michael "P." Kolotila mkolotila at
Wed Jun 5 12:53:38 EST 1996

One of my nutrition students asked me if the following is true.  The basi=
c scenerio 
is this:  Rub an individual's face or hand with gold and if they are anem=
ia their 
skin will become discolored.  I, personally, find this hard to believe; =
but several 
students said that they have heard the same thing.  Since it seems to be =
a wide 
spread belief, even to the point where one student says her physcian uses=
as a quick test.  Is there is truth to this story.
  Thanks in advance.
Michael P. Kolotila, Ph.D.                      
Biotechnology Program Coordinator        v-mail: 508-374-3887
Department of Natural Science               fax:     508-374-3723
Northern Essex Community College
Elliott Way
Haverhill, MA  01830        

 e-mail:  mkolotila at

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