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Mad as a hatter
  1. A Fraser-Moodie
  1. Department of Accident and Emergency, Derbyshire Royal Infirmary, Derby, UK;

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    I read with interest the case report by Poulden.1 In 1993 Dr Roden and I reported a case of deliberate self injection of mercury resulting in abscess formation and mercuric emboli to the lungs.2 In our case a 27 year old doorman of a local casino presented with a swelling of the arm. (He was a keen body builder 1.90 m in height and weighed 107 kg). On the flexor aspect of his forearm there was …

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