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Wednesday, June 1, 1977
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Med examiner says VA
patients were poisoned

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foltowing his breathing failure.
Dloring the summer of 1975, a
total of 56 patients stopped
breathing, 11 of them fatally.
On June 16, 1976 two VA nurses,
Leonora Perez and Filipina Nar-
ciso, were arrested by the FBI
and charged with murder, pois-
oning and conspiracy.
JOHN HERMAN and Joseph
Brown were originally thought
to have died of natural causes.
The bodies were exhumed by the
FBI almost a year after they
were buried, and Bureau toxi-
cologist Roger Aaron was able
to find Pavulon in the liver bile
and blood samples of both pa-
tients.
Narcisco and P e r e z are
charged with murdering Brown
and Herman and poisoning sev-
en other patients by injecting
Pavulon into their 'intravenous

medication tubes.
Testifying against the nurses
yesterday was Dr. Francis Fol-
des, a specialist in pharmacol-
ogy and self-professed first per-
son to study Pavulon in this
country.
Foldes, a physician s i nc e
1934, told the jury of how Pavu-
lon affects the body. The doctor
recounted the time he himself
was injected with Pavulon "to
know what it was like."
FIRST, according to Foldes,
comes a heaviness in the eye-
lids, followed by difficulty swal-
lowing and talking. "It's a 'ter-
rifying experience," he said.
The doctor also responded to
possible discrepencies in the
prosecution's case. Experts had
previously testified that Pavu-
lon causes the victim to become
instantly limp, while witnesses
had told of how alleged victims

"bolted up" in bed and thrashed
about for air.
Foldes said that although ven-
tilation stops, "there is still
some power left in the extremi-
ties." Foldes said that with a
larger dose, the "thrashing"
would last only a few seconds.
Foldes also pre-empted a pos-
sible defense strategy of proving
that the Pavulon could have
been' injected into the patients
IV tubes early and released
"like a time bomb" after the
murderer was long gone.
"It is not possible by any
means of intravenous," Foldes
said. The doctor then went on to
respond to a roll call list of the
seven VA patients Narciso and
Perez are accused of poisoning.
For each patient, Foldes said
that Pavulon was administered
"by intravenous infusion or by a
single-shot injection."

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