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Matthew J. Brunner, M.D.
JAMA. 1950;144(15):1283. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920150057026.
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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.

  1. 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.

    • Gastric lavage.

  2. Sodium thiosulfate, 1 level teaspoonful in water. This may precede but should in addition always follow the emetic.

  3. Demulcent drinks, such as milk, flour and water or cereal gruel.

  4. 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


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