Carbon Monoxide and Automobile Exhaust Gases
American Journal of Public Health 16(3): 218-223
There are many problems involved in the prevention of poisoning by carbon monoxide and automobile gases, one of the most important of which is the problem of diagnosis of carbon monoxide poisoning. We are not concerned about the cases where exposure is evident and severe symptoms or death follows. However, when exposure to limited amounts is possible we are much concerned whether such symptoms as the common ones of headache, weariness, weakness, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, loss of strength and muscular control, increased pulse and respiratory rates, loss of reflexes, and even coma with intermittent convulsions, cessation of respiration, and death' are due to carbon monoxide poisoning or any of the many other possible factors connected with the environment or the condition of the victim.