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Poison gas may carry a medical benefit

Hub research focuses on carbon monoxide

Daniel Doberer measured proteins yesterday during research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The hospital believes it has found protective properties in carbon monoxide. Daniel Doberer measured proteins yesterday during research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The hospital believes it has found protective properties in carbon monoxide. (Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff
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By Carolyn Y. Johnson
Globe Staff / October 16, 2009

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For more than a century, carbon monoxide has been known as a deadly toxin. In an 1839 story, Edgar Allan Poe wrote of “miraculous lustre of the eye’’ and “nervous agitation’’ in what some believe are descriptions of carbon monoxide poisoning, and today, cigarette cartons warn of its health dangers. (Full article: 983 words)

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