To the Editor:—
In view of the recent editorial comment (Neutralizers in Home Permanent Waving Kits, J. A. M. A.144:397 [Sept. 30] 1950) on neutralizers in home permanent waving kits, publication of a standard antidotal procedure for accidentally ingested bromate neutralizer may be of some value.
Administration of an emetic.
Mustard powder, 1 teaspoonful, in 300 cc. of warm (not hot) water, or
Zinc sulfate, 1 teaspoonful, in water, followed by copious ingestion of water, or
Apomorphine, 5 mg., intramuscularly.
Sodium thiosulfate, 1 level teaspoonful in water. This may precede but should in addition always follow the emetic.
Demulcent drinks, such as milk, flour and water or cereal gruel.
Sodium thiosulfate solution, 1 per cent by intravenous drip, in quantities of 100 to 500 cc. If not feasible, 10 to 50 cc. of 10 per cent solution of