Toy Car & Case Study Notes from UCL Pathology Collection

UCL department: 
Museums & Collections
Entry: 

S.4.

LEAD POISONING.

CLINICAL:

A male aged four years and eight months of Non-European extraction, who was originally admitted two years and three months previously, as a case of mental retardation. He was discharged but was readmitted three months later because his blood lead had risen 79ug/100ml. The child exhibited pica from an early age.

PATHOLOGY:

The exhibit is a toy motor car, manufactured in the U.S.A. , which was confiscated from the child’s home.

The toy is made of zinc with no lead. The white paint contains no lead but the red paint contains 6% lead. The red paint is regarded as one of the incriminating substances which produced the poisoning.

Case under Professor Moncrieff.

Reg.No.315678.

Photo.No.25063.