oa South African Medical Journal - The danger of decomposed paraldehyde
|Article Title||The danger of decomposed paraldehyde|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 *Johannesburg General Hospital, Johannesburg **Transvaal Memorial Hospital for Children, Johannesburg|
|Publication Date||Oct 1955|
|Pages||1021 - 1022|
|Keyword(s)||Case report, Chemistry, Dangers, Degeneration and Deteriorated paraldehyde|
Although the dangers of deteriorated paraldehyde should be fully appreciated, there should be no objection to the use of fresh paraldehyde, dispensed in the quantity required, or in ampoules. It should, however, be a fixed rule that paraldehyde should never be used when it has been 'standing on the shelf' for any length of time.
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