Re: Just what did the Mary Rose tell us?
- From: "La N" <nilita2004NOSPAM@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2007 00:44:16 GMT
"Vaughn Simon" <vaughnsimonHATESSPAM@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
"Richard Casady" <richardcasady@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
On Mon, 15 Oct 2007 10:59:21 -0700, Jack Linthicum
But this would have been
used to treat syphilis in the sailors. We know now, of course, that
mercury is a poison.
One of the earliest antibiotics. Salvarsen, contained arsenic.
Specific for syphilis. Mercurous chloride was used as a laxative,
while mercuric chloride is a deadly poison. Stannous,[ tin], flouride
is sprayed onto teeth, and they tell you not to swallow it.
Exactly, even many modern medicines could easily be classified as
poisons when not used in a medical context. Coumadin (a common blood
thinner) comes quickly to mind. The same chemical is often used as a rat
I spent six weeks in an isolation room being treated for a rare bone marrow
cancer. Many of the chemicals - i.e. chemotherapy, antifungals, etc. - that
the nurses put into me necessitated their wearing heavy gowns over their
uniforms, goggles, masks, gloves. Furthermore, my room door was yellow
taped with "caution: hazarous waste" signage.
- Prev by Date: Re: Just what did the Mary Rose tell us?
- Next by Date: Defense: India Working on Sea-Based Nuclear Missiles
- Previous by thread: Re: Just what did the Mary Rose tell us?
- Next by thread: Re: Just what did the Mary Rose tell us?