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In the present state of our knowledge it must be concluded that the outstanding anatomic changes directly attributable to acute iron poisoning are in the gastrointestinal tract and the liver. Both seem to be due to the direct action of iron upon living cells. In the stomach and small bowel the changes appear to be due to the corrosive effect of the iron… (More)