What A Way to Go

What A Way to Go

Colchicine is one of those drugs that strikes fear into the hearts of toxicologists because once someone is poisoned with it, there isn’t anything you can do to stop it. Derived from the Autumn crocus plant, it has 100% mortality if you ingest more than 0.8mg/kg. The patient will either survive it or they won’t. Sure – you can try colony growth stimulating factors and there was a promising colchicine antibody that was developed in France an described in the New England Journal of Medicine back in 1995, but the reality is that the victim will probably die a very painful and bloody death. So this 23-year-old murdered another woman and tried to frame the woman’s son for the murder. Absolutely cold-blooded. Connelly Mary-Yoder-1437805591


Written by Poison Boy

Gerry O'Malley (a.k.a Poison Boy) is a board certified ER doctor and toxicologist with a interest in the unusual, terrifying and occasionally hilarious world of poisonings and toxicology. This site is an exploration of poisons of historical interest as well as in current events and pop culture.

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