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Potter’s potions: aconite poisoning
  1. N Bates,
  2. G Cullen,
  3. F Northall,
  4. N Edwards
  1. Guy’s and St Thomas’ Poisons Unit, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  1. Ms N Bates, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Poisons Unit, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London SE14 5ER, UK; nicola.bates{at}gstt.nhs.uk

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Guy’s and St Thomas’ Poisons Unit (GTPU) has over 100 enquiries about aconite poisoning on its case database. There is a large amount of literature on the subject including toxicity from the plant itself and herbal preparations; however, it is a relatively rare cause of poisoning in the UK.

GTPU was consulted over a fatal case of intentional aconite poisoning in 1992. The patient had a …

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