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Carbon monoxide poisoning measurement
  1. E Harty,
  2. K Haskins,
  3. K Robinson
  1. Emergency Department, North Devon District Hospital, Barnstaple, Devon, UK
  1. Dr E Harty, Emergency Department, North Devon District Hospital, Raleigh Park, Barnstaple EX31 4JB, Devon, UK; eoinharty{at}

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Approaching the winter, carbon monoxide (CO) deserves some special consideration as home appliances are fired up after a season of neglect. The death in April in a recently refurbished hotel in Cornwall1 only serves to highlight this further.

Diagnosing CO poisoning involves an arterial blood sample and a …

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