Talk:Elixir sulfanilamide

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More TIME magazine affairs[edit]

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,882914,00.html has more info, including a description of the label. 150.250.43.236 (talk) 03:28, 7 December 2009 (UTC)

More page moves.[edit]

Since there was absolutely no discussion for the previous page moves... any objection to using {{db-move}} to put this back to "Elixir sulfanilamide"? "Elixir sulfanilamide disaster" makes it sound like a natural disaster, and "Elixir sulfanilamide incident," well, "incident" is way too vague. If we must have some additional description, then "Elixir sulfanilamide poisonings" would be correct since it accurately describes what happened (similar to the Chicago Tylenol murders). But even better would be just "Elixir sulfanilamide." For something like Tylenol, there's obviously an article on Tylenol and then an article on the specific incident. But Elixir sulfanilamide was doomed from the get-go. All there is to say about it IS the poisonings, it's not like it has its own history and then a sudden problem.

So, any thoughts? SnowFire (talk) 21:48, 11 December 2009 (UTC)

Did Watkins take his drug?[edit]

The story I heard said that he took some DEG to demonstrate its safety, survived, although in horrible agony, and committed suicide afterwards. Does anyone have a source for this, or is it a legend? --Slashme (talk) 10:38, 5 July 2010 (UTC)

Doesn't seem to be true. According to Wax PM (March 1995). "Elixirs, diluents, and the passage of the 1938 Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act". Ann. Intern. Med. 122 (6): 456–61. PMID 7856995.  he took a small dose with no ill effects, but committed suicide while awaiting trial. --Slashme (talk) 11:54, 5 July 2010 (UTC)

Crisis[edit]

The use of the term crisis is not appropriate for the deaths of 100 people out of a population of more than 200 million, and doing so contributes to the poisoning of the cultural lexicon in order to inflate the importance of any adverse result, which drives average people to call for increasing governmental regulation.174.73.5.74 (talk) 05:54, 18 July 2014 (UTC)