Acute Heroin Overdose

  title={Acute Heroin Overdose},
  author={K. Sporer},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
  • K. Sporer
  • Published 1999
  • Medicine
  • Annals of Internal Medicine
  • From the dark poppy a soporific is obtained by making incision in the stalk, when the buds are forming it is not only a soporific, but if too large a dose be swallowed the sleep even ends in death. Pliny the Elder, 23-79 AD (1) The United States is in the midst of another heroin epidemic. Heroin-related emergency department visits doubled from 33 900 in 1990 to 70 500 in 1996 (2). In 1993, heroin was implicated in more than 3805 deaths nationwide (3). Both urban and suburban emergency… CONTINUE READING
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