"She died of an overdose of veronal
. She's been taking it lately for sleeplessness.
"A Middle-Aged, Middle-Class Woman at Midnight" is set in Vermont during a frigid winter, and the speaker, a female insomniac, takes a sleep inducing medicine (veronal
) in order to ignore the poor's horrendous living conditions and their being punished for striking for better working conditions that would benefit their families.
Von Mering proposed the name "Veronal
" for the new drug after the Italian city of Veronal
, which he considered to be the most peaceful place he had ever visited.
Other allusions in the story to the traditional symptoms of lovesickness mentioned above include the following: "un principio de fiebre" (590), "Insomne, poseido, casi feliz", "demoniaco influjo", "tenaces cavilaciones", "la moneda que tanto me inquietaba", "queria alejarme de su orbita" (591), "tome una pastilla de veronal
y dormi tranquil", "olvidar la moneda", "procure pensar en otra moneda, pero no pude", "no logre cambiar de idea fija" (592), "opte por consultar a un psiquiatra.
The samples were postfixed for 1 hr with 1% veronal
acetate-buffered osmium tetroxide.
After electrophoresis at a constant current of 0.7 mA/cm per membrane for 25 min in veronal
buffer (60 mmol/L, pH 8.6; ionic strength, 0.06), the proteins were fixed in 0.4 mol/L trichloroacetic acid-0.03 mol/L sulfosalicylic acid for 5 min, immersed in 10 mL/L acetic acid for 5 min, and stained with freshly prepared colloidal silver solution for 20 min with continuous shaking.
On October 27, 1924, Horace Frink attempted suicide with an overdose of Veronal
After rinsing in distilled water, the sections were preincubated for 20 min in 5% normal goat serum in 0.01 M sodium barbital, 0.15 M NaCl, pH 7.4 (veronal
buffer-NGS), then incubated overnight at 4[degrees]C with mouse anti-BrdU monoclonal antibodies (DAKO A/S) diluted 1:30 in veronal
The two women were found dead from veronal
poisoning in the flat they shared in Great Ormond Street.
During the long years of exile, she wrote relatively little, suffered continual ill health, became addicted to Veronal
, a barbiturate, and alcohol.
I took enough veronal
powders on the Island during those mad last days to convince me that there's nothing worse.