Agatha Chistie , The Pale Horse actually saved lives on 3 occasions. The murderer used thallium sulfate, a poison that causes difficulty breathing, slurred speech, fainting spells, hair loss, and then death. In 1975, a fan was reading The Pale Horse when she recognized symptoms of thallium poisoning in her friend whose husband was slowly murdering her,She alerted authorities in the nick of time. The same book helped one other poisoning victim & help capture one serial killer.
In medicine, Prussian blue is used as an antidote for certain kinds of heavy metal poisoning, e.g., by thallium and radioactive isotopes of caesium. In particular it was used to absorb 137Cs+ from those poisoned in the Goiânia accident. Prussian blue is orally administered. The therapy exploits Prussian blue's ion exchange properties and high affinity for certain "soft" metal cations.
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