I DANGER OF RHUBARB LEAVESI|1917-06-01|Monmouth Guardian and Bargoed and Caerphilly Observer - Welsh Newspapers Online
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I DANGER OF RHUBARB LEAVESI

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DANGER OF RHUBARB LEAVES I ANOTHER DEATH. I Recently several deaths have taken place in various parts of the country, from poisoning due to eating boiled rhubarb leaves as a vegitable., As I this habit is in vogue in the Rhymney Valley, it is well to point out what Dr. Spilsbusy, the Home Office ex- pert, stated at Enfield on Monday, in giving evidence in the case of the death of the Rev. W. R Colville, a Presbyterian minister, Dr. B. H. Spilsbury, who bad made a post-mortem examination, said taht there was fatty degeneration of the heart and liver, entirely due to the poison. Death was due to coma consequent on poisoning from oxalic acid contained in rhubarb leaves. The Coroner mentioned an instance in which sqyoq pursour, who. bad ?- eaten rhubarb leaves suffered pun and illness lasting a considerable time; and in another case seven soldiers in catnji were very ill for ten days. Ivo soda, was used when boil- ing the leaves. Dr. Spilsbury said that rhubarb cooked without soda was less in- jurious than with soda, as it set free the oxalic acid more rapidly. He wouM like to give a warning against the use of soda, as L4ere might be some risk â–

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