oa South African Medical Journal - An investigation into cases of suspected poisoning in Africans in Northern Rhodesia
|Article Title||An investigation into cases of suspected poisoning in Africans in Northern Rhodesia|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Medical Faculty, University of Pretoria and Atomic Energy Board, Pretoria|
|Publication Date||May 1965|
|Pages||344 - 350|
|Keyword(s)||Africans, Clinical features, Northern Rhodesia, Suspected poisoning and Toxicology|
From all the information supplied to me and collected by me during the course of my investigations into the cause(s) of the mysterious disease that had made its appearance in an African tribe in Northern Rhodesia in September 1959, it appears reasonable and feasible to conclude that the disease was caused by the eating, in a raw (uncooked) state, of one or more of the following plants: (A) Dioscorea quartiniana, (B) Acalypha indica, (C) species of Amaranthus, and (D) unknown poisonous plants.
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