Bemegride Systematic (IUPAC) name 4-ethyl-4-methylpiperidine-2,6-dione Clinical data AHFS/Drugs.com Pregnancy cat. ? Legal status ? Identifiers CAS number ATC code R07 PubChem ChemSpider UNII KEGG ChEMBL Synonyms Methetharimide
Chemical data Formula C8H13NO2 Mol. mass 155.194 g/mol SMILES & (what is this?)
John Bodkin Adams case
Bemegride is notable in legal history as the drug suspected serial killer Dr John Bodkin Adams failed to prescribe correctly to his patient Gertrude Hullett. Hullett took an overdose of barbiturates on 19 July 1956 but Adams only gave her a single 10cc dose of bemegride three days later on the 22nd, despite having acquired 100cc for her treatment. Hullett died the next day on 23 July 1956. Adams was charged but never tried for her murder.
- ^ Cullen, Pamela V., A Stranger in Blood: The Case Files on Dr John Bodkin Adams, London, Elliott & Thompson, 2006, ISBN 1-904027-19-9
- ^ Definition: bemegride from Online Medical Dictionary
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