Elixir of Sulfanilamide incident

Stephen Soileau soileau at purple.tmn.com
Sat Oct 14 14:27:43 EST 1995


The material was a solution of sulfanilamide that contained 72% 
diethylene glycol.  353 people were affected, and 105 died.

References:
Journal of the American Medical Association, Volume 109(2) p 1537, 1937.
Smyth, H.F., Jr., Physiological aspects of glycols and related compounds, 
in "Glycols", Curme, G.O. and Johnston, F., eds, Reinhold Publishing Co., 
New York, 1952.

Steve Soileau





More information about the Toxicol mailing list