From: Jim Kaufman <jim**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Drinking in Lab
Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2016 17:15:04 -0500
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I recall the death of Dawn Collins at Pierce College in Tacoma Washington in the late 80s after drinking saline as part of an A&P experiment. It contained sodium azide by mistake. - Jim


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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**] On Behalf Of Ben Ruekberg
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2016 11:52 AM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] A mid-winter Lab Safety koan


I recall an organic lab book with a hippuric acid experiment that instructed students to dissolve 5 g (possibly 0.5 g) of benzoic acid and drink it before bed.  Collect your urine in the morning and bring it to lab.


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