What have we learnt from Graham Frederick Young? Reflections on the mechanism of thallium neurotoxicity

  title={What have we learnt from Graham Frederick Young? Reflections on the mechanism of thallium neurotoxicity},
  author={John Barr Cavanagh},
  journal={Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology},
  • J. Cavanagh
  • Published 1 February 1991
  • Medicine
  • Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology
The recent death of the psychopathic poisoner, Graham Frederick Young, prompts the question: has our knowledge of the toxic effects of thallium been increased as a result of his activities? The answer is ‘yes’ but very little. However, the poisonings led to a re–examination of the topography and pathogenesis of thallium intoxication and the suggestion that there are close similarities with chronic thiamine deficiency neuropathy and arsenical neuropathy. They might be termed chronic energy… 
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