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Honey poisoning

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 27 November 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1419

A case of poisoning by honey was related recently in the Therapeutische Monatschrift (No. 12, 1898). A woman aged 54 ate a quarter of a pound of honey, and immediately complained of a burning sensation on her forehead; this was associated with visual hallucinations. The face became pallid and cold and the pulse irregular. The …

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