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[2005-10-14] 刘华杰 — 关于朱令中毒事件的一份档案

Posted by woodinwind on October 14, 2005

http://www.csc.pku.edu.cn/art.php?type=1&sid=2830

关于朱令中毒事件的一份档案(编号843,附求救信)

以 下是10年前(1995年)朱令中毒事件数千份记录(主要是往来的EMAIL)中的一条。当时因特网在中国刚刚使用不久,99%的教师仍然没有EMAIL 地址。当时WWW还不流行,上网用的基本上是UNIX界面或者PC机的Telnet模式,软件好像有procomm之类。

正是通过网络,诊断出是金属铊中毒。此前国内医学专家诊断不了。

发起救助的主要人物是北大力学系本科生蔡全清,他当时的EMAIL地址为caiqq@mccux0.mech.pku.edu.cn,其中 mccux0.mech.pku.edu.cn是力学系陈耀松老师(曾当过北大老校长周培源的助手)通过电话线接到北大计算中心的一个服务器。这个事件颇 值得进行传播学分析。为救助清华的朱令同学,陈老师个人支付了不少网络费。关于网上救助朱令的第一篇中文新闻报导是本人写的(其中力学系朱照宣教授、陈耀 松教授及蔡全清同学提供了帮助),用了一个晚上写好,快件寄出,迅速刊登在《南方周末》第一版显要位置。

这篇正面报导一定程度上影响了有关部门对即将大规模使用的互联网的印象,此前有关部门曾来北大调查学生在网上是否干了坏事。

后来的情况请参考:
http://www.no4media.com/new/cTxtContent.asp?TxtID=4545

本人还保存着当年的大部分档案。如果哪位想做传播学分析,可与本人联系。

--华杰

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> Date: Thu, 27 Apr 1995 14:41:27 -0600 (CST)
> From: yuan.gao@stjude.org
> Subject: Re: Urgent!!! Need diagnostic advice for sick friend
> (?thalliumpoisoning)
SEE COMMENT AT END

>> >ZHU LINGS PROBLEMS SOUND LIKE THALLIUM POISONING THE COMBINATION OF ACUTE HAIR
> >LOSS, GASTROINTESTINAL AND NEUROLOGICAL PROBLEMS IS ALMOST PATHOGNOMONIC.
> >UNLESS SHE WORKSWITH THALLIUM (AS IN PRODUCING OPTICAL LENSES) THEN IT IS
> >LIKELY THAT SHE ISBEING POISONED DELIBERATELY. PLEASE PROVIDE ME WITH FOLLOWUP.
> >YOU MAY BE INTERESTED IN REFERENCE: FELDMAN D, LEVISOHN DR "ACUTE ALOPECIA:
> >CLUE TO THALLIUM TOXICITY" PEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY 10910;29-31 1993 MARCH.
> >ABSTRACT: COMBINATION OF RAPID DIFFUSE ALOPECIA, NEUROLOGICAL AND
> >GASTROINTESTINAL DISTURBANCE IS PATHOGNOMONIC FOR THALLIUM POISONING. THE HAIR
> >MOUNT SHOWED A TAPERED OR BAYONET ANAGEN HAIR WITH BLACK PIGMENTATION AT THE
> >BASE MAY BE HIGHLY DIAGNOSTIC BEFORE THE ONSET OF ALOPECIA. WE SAW A 10 YEAR
> >OLD BOY WHO SUFFERED FROM THALLIUM POISONING (END ABSTRAST)
> >
> >YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO DETECT THALLIUM IN THE HAIR WITH A MASS SPECTROMETER I
> >WOULD HAVE THOUGHT.
> >
> >HOPE THIS IS OF HELP
> >
hanks Dr. Nelson:
>
> Several doctors at the US also suggested Thallium intoxication. I will forward
> your message to Dr. Aldis for further contact.
> Yuan
>
Cheers. Thanks for the info, glad that Dr Nelson passed my comments
on (and apologies for using upper case, for which I have already
hadmy wrist slapped.)

I can not get through to china and would be grateful if you have a
route through if you could pass on the following info. (I have sent
it hard-copy by snail mail as well to BeiJing) There was a report in
JAMA 288: 3430-1 (1992) by Schaumburg and Berger of two cases of
thallium poisoning from a chinese herbal medicine purchased in the
USA. Other consideration is of course deliberate poisoning by a
"colleague"(she is a chemist).

I have several references which they might find useful and have
attached these in wordformat (thall2.wrd, I think)

Please let me know how things progress if you get info. There are now
so many multiple postings that it is impossible to keep track round
the network.
David Bullimore>
David Bullimore
Senior Lecturer in Medicine

Medicine, CSB, St James's Hospital
Leeds, LS9 7TF
Tel +44 (0) 113 2433144 extn. 5698
FAX +44 (0) 113 2429722
e-mail d.w.w.bullimore@leeds.ac.uk


Hi:
I'm Cai Quanqing, a month ago(10th April) , I had post a message
about my freind Zhu Ling's illness through Usenet and Bitnet,
to this day , I have recieved so many emails from all over the world
. I'm deeply touched by these people and their email. here, I express
my heartfelt thanks to all people who concern Zhu ling's illness
,stand for Zhu Ling(although she is in coma yet), her parents
and all her freinds.
I'm sorry to say I couldn't reponse all the emails one by one for
so many emails.
With the help of the warmhearted people all over the world including
you, the doctors of Zhu Ling now are sure that her illness is the
result of THALLIUM POISONING. Now a group of toxicologists are working for
Zhu through the internet with PUMC. If you want to be a member of them or
would provide any help, please call directly:
—————————————————————————-
Xin LI, Phone: 310-825-7811
Medical Imaging Division Fax: 310-825-7705
School of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90095
E-Mail: xli@endeavor.radsci.ucla.edu
—————————————————————————-
Robert A. Fink, M. D., F.A.C.S. Phone: 510-849-2555
Neurological Surgery FAX: 510-849-2557
2500 Milvia Street Suite 222
Berkeley, California 94704-2636
USA
E-Mail: rafink@ix.netcom.com
CompuServe: 72303,3442
America Online: BobFink "Ex Tristitia Virtus"
—————————————————————————-
Thank you very much for all you did for Zhu which have encouraged us,
friends of her, to go ahead in the endless night with you. We believe that
Zhu Ling has been the most lucky girl in the world for all your kindness
from the intenet.
At the end of this case, we will tell you the result to share the joy
or tears together .

That's all
Sincerely Yours,
Cai Quanqing
=====================================================================
Please forword this message to the people who concern Zhu Ling's illness
and I hope the earlier messages disappear soon so that it will not become
the drafting email rubbish .
*NOTE:Because I had recieved some emails which suspected I was playing
the chains game on the NET ,I have to state here that the whole affair
is absolutely TRUE! We are the students of Peking University.

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4月10日发出的求救信的主要内容,这封信对病症的描述是比较准确的(有一些小错误,如打字错误),这为网上远程诊断提供了必要的条件:

—————

Hi,

This is Peking University in China, a place those dreams of freedom and democracy. However, a young, 21-year old student has become very sick and is dying. The illness is very rare. Though they have tried, doctors at the best hospitals in Beijing cannot cure her; may do not even know what illness it is. So now we are asking the world — can somebody help us?

Here is a description of the illness:

The young woman — her name is Zhu Ling — is a student in the chemistry department. On DEC. 5, 1994, Zhu Ling felt sick to her stomach. Three days later, her hair began to fall out and within two days she was completely bald. She entered the hospital, but doctors could not discover the s[r]eason for her illness. However, after she was in the hospital for a month, she began to fell better and her hair grew back. Zhu Ling went back to school in February, but in March her legs began to ache severely, and she felt dizzy. She entered XieHe Hospital – Chinese most famous hospital. In early March and on March 15, her symptoms worsened. She Began to facial paralysis, central muscle of eye's paralysis, self-controlled respiration disappeared. So she was put on a respirator.

The doctors did many tests for many diseases(include anti- H2V, spinal cord puncture, NMR, immune system, chemical drug intoxication ANA,ENA,DSONA,ZG and Lyme), but all were
negative, except for Lyme disease(ZGM(+)).

The doctors now think that it might be acute disseminated encephalomyelitis(ADEM) or lupus erythematosus(LE), but the data from the tests do not support this conclusion.

The doctors are now treating Zhu Ling with broad-spectrum antibiotic of cephalosporin, anti-virus drug, hormone, immun- oadjuvent, gamma globulin intravenous injection and have given her plasma exchange(PE) of 10,000 CCs. But Zhu Ling has not responded — she reamers in a vegetative state, sustained by life support.

If anyone has heard of patients with similar symptoms — or have any ideas as to what this illness could be, please contact us. We are Zhu Ling's friends and we are disparate to help her.

This is the first time that Chinese try to find help from Internet, please send back E-mail to us. We will send more crystal description of her illness to you.

Thank you very much
Peking University
April 10th, 1995

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